Top Sites in Colombia | Piedra del Peñol and Guatapé

Top Sites in Colombia

Piedra del Peñol | Guatapé

Guatapé and it’s surrounding lie in the in northwest of Colombia, east of Medellín. It’s known for its small villages with decorated houses surrounded by the man-made Peñol-Guatapé Reservoir which is home to the Rock of Guatapé (Piedra del Peñol).

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Piedra del Peñol

Also known as El Peñon de Guatapé, thanks to the fierce rivalry between the towns it straddles, this 200m-high granite monolith rises from near the edge of the Embalse Guatapé. A brick staircase of 659 steps rises up through a broad fissure in the side of the rock. From the top there are magnificent views of the region, the fingers of the lake sprawling amid a vast expanse of green mountains.


Small little town that could just be the most colourful in the not just Colombia but the world. It is a great base to explore the region.

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