Bernal Travel Guide

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  • Bernal
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  • Bernal
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Bernal Things to Do

  • Zocalo.

    As other Mexican towns, Bernal has it´s Zocalo (central park) with it´s church, and other colonial buildings surrounding it. I found Bernal´s park specially charming, maybe because of the wonderful views of the impossing Bernal´s boulder or maybe because here you can feel the authentic Mexican town life.

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  • Mask Museum

    There is a small mask museum in Bernal that is worth a look. I don't think it charged admission. (I can't remember.)

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  • Bernal-a pleasant small town

    Bernal has one small central plaza, a little church, and a big rock. The Peña de Bernal, according to the tourist brochures, is taller than the Ayers Rock in Australia. (And one of my students insists that UFOs have landed there!) Bernal gets a lot of tourists—many to climb the rock—and there are lots of shops there too, but it still had that small...

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  • Hour and a half up, 20 minutes down

    I finally climbed most of the big rock. Most, because when we got to the top of where you are supposed to stop, and we were even with people hanging off the face of the rock, and there was more rock above us, we weaseled out. But 4 people died last year going up higher--above the safety line, there's absolutely nothing to catch you if you slip....

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  • This town is all ROCK and roll !!

    On weekends and holidays many people come to visit this place. People watching and rock watching are the main activities. No rush hour, no stress. Just relax yourself at the Rock and let the good times roll.

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  • Wander by the cobblestone streets

    Stroll by the narrow streets, visit the local shops, get an ice cream or coffee cup, look for the perfect angle for a perfect photo of the Rock.

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Bernal Restaurants

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    by euzkadi Written Aug 30, 2012

    A great restaurant, maybe the best in town, good food and service, and the most important thing they close late. Bernal is mostly a daily tour town so almost all the restaurants close very early (for Mexican standarts) around 8.30.

    Favorite Dish: Good Mexican fusion food.

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Bernal Nightlife

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    by ephobius Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    Rumours say at nights you may see strange lights in the sky. Some people think the Rock is some kind of magnetic feature that guides UFOs. A real case for the X Files.

    If you are a believer you must come. Who knows, maybe you will be the furtunate one to prove we are not alone...

    By the way, when I was a kid I thought OVNI was an English word to describe flying saucers. Later I discovered it is only for Spanish and some other Latin languages. Then UFO came to my vocabulary but I still prefer OVNI, perhaps because ovni looks and sounds very similar to omni, Latin for all or total, root of words like omnipresent and omnipotent, which our minds relate to aliens and saucers thanks to science fiction and movies.

    Dress Code: Space suit :))

    Space visitors at Bernal
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  • Wool wonders

    Wool crafts from Bernal are famous. Jorongos (ponchos), jackets and sweaters are here for you.Rugs and tapestries are bought by many hotel chains from around the country. Maybe you have enjoyed one of these wool furnishings at your hotel room in Mexico City or Cancún.

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  • Candies

    Bernal is famous for its candies made with goat milk. There are several types and flavours. Mmmm, yummy!There are guided visits to the family-owned old fashioned factory. You can buy candies there or at convenience stores here and in many surrounding cities. You may find little candies from US$0.30 to jars and rolls for about US$5

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Bernal Off The Beaten Path

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    by ephobius Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    Many people come to climb the rock, which is about 250 m high. There are 3 main routes, ranging from easy to difficult. Hire a guide, they know the paths. The easy route is about an hour to complete and no special equipment is needed. The hard route is for experts only.

    Climbing the rock
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Mountain Climbing
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