Peña de Bernal, the biggest rocky formation of Mexico governs the landscape in San Sebastian Bernal, Querétaro. This monolith forms an essential part of the picturesque landscape surrounding this small town used as a scenario for various movies and catalogued as one of the Magical Villages.
At 350 meters it is the fourth-tallest monolith in the world, after the Rock of Gibraltar, Mount Augustus (Western Australia), and Sugarloaf Mountain (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The monolith has gained fame during the last years to practice various adventure sports over there, such as trekking, climbing and rappel.
Its emblematic appearance can be clearly distinguished from far away and embodies devotion and mysticism. Many people make a pilgrimage to the highest point hikeable, visiting a little chapel about halfway up. For other people Peña de Bernal has turned into a meeting place for those who believe in its energetic virtues. Our recommendation: stay at Casa Mateo – Hotel Boutique they have the best view and restaurant in Peña Bernal, absolutely stunning.