Piedra del Penol, Guatape

4.7
#1 of 14 in Nature in Antioquia Department
Hulking over Laguna de Guatape like a mammoth, Piedra del Penol offers incredible views and a cultural experience rolled into one. The massive, free-standing rock formed millions of years ago makes such a dramatic impact on the scenery that it was worshipped as a god by the indigenous communities. Climb 200 m (656 ft) up the dizzying spiral staircase carved into the back of the rock to enjoy what some Colombians describe as "the best view in the world." Remember your visit with a souvenir, sold by the stalls on top of the rock. Put Piedra del Penol into our Guatape road trip website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is a very beautiful town, it has too many very bright colors, there are different activities to do. The ascent to el peñol stone is to a. Very good price. The view is amazing
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  • I visited went the facebook profile picture the view from here and those who were, were investigated in Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake. And staying in Guatape rock aim was and enjoyed a lovely town in passing. Year-end/new year holiday season went, so on the recommendation from the Inn there many people that went into the early hours of the morning not very impressive. Make it at your own pace, taking photos in the Middle, resting on the side are made good. Went in for normal sneakers, that's fine. Advice 740-climb and high altitude and cool that I saw I brought a windbreaker, but rather hot and did not need. View from the top is really nice I'd not seen in Japan. Stairs were designed 行ki交wanai and climb on the way back was great. Was Kitty feet down under by the time the morning became good exercise. Tuk-tuk came up, so was easily 帰remashita till.
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  • Over 700 stairs to climb this rock. Worthwhile visit and a must climb adventure, but if you have trouble with stairs.... not so good! I felt fine and have been diagnosed with torn meniscus in both kne...  more »
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