The Piedra de Penol (or Rock of Penol) is a massive rock formation, located near Guatape, Colombia. It is an easy day trip from Medellin, Colombia. Climbing the 750 steps to the top is a bucket list experience and a must do activity if visiting Medellin.
Climbing Piedra de Penol
Climbing Piedra del Peñol offers a breathtaking adventure. It rewards intrepid travelers with panoramic vistas of Colombia’s mesmerizing Guatapé region. This makes it an essential experience for those seeking both exhilaration and awe-inspiring scenery. As you ascend the 740-step staircase embedded into this iconic monolith, each step unveils a progressively mesmerizing panorama of interconnected lakes, verdant hills, and quaint villages that stretch endlessly beneath your feet. Upon reaching the summit, the expansive views from atop the rock’s plateau leave visitors spellbound, capturing the heart and soul of Colombia’s rich natural beauty. Beyond the physical challenge, the ascent of Piedra del Peñol provides a profound connection to the region’s geological wonders, cultural heritage, and unparalleled vistas, making it a transformative journey that lingers in memory long after the descent.
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Check out our video on the best things to do in Medellin. We ride a cable car to a nearby national park, explore art sculptures at a downtown plaza and enjoy walking around the Botanical Gardens.