Pena de Bernal, Bernal

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Peña de Bernal is a 433 m tall monolith, one of the tallest in the world. Peña de Bernal is located in San Sebastián Bernal, a small town in the Mexican state of Querétaro.
The porphyrytic monolith was thought to have been formed 65 million years ago, during the Jurassic period. A recent chemical analysis by researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico has determined that it is considerably younger, likely formed about 8.7 million years ago. Many people perform a pilgrimage to the small chapel located at the highest point accessible through hiking.
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  • Now that I had the opportunity to go to the Peña de Bernal, maybe I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted because of my poor physical condition. Although there is a marked path to climb, the truth is heavy, but do not give up, if I could climb, so can you, the one who perseveres enough. The surprise is that they charge a fee of $30 for climbing the hill, and with that I would expect that there were at least some relief station above, since the only support is precisely at the base of the hill.
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