Scale the third largest monolith in the world
San Sebastián Bernal is the full name of the town that, thanks to its unique Peña and to the rescue of the urban image, in February 2006 it received the name of Magical Town.
It houses the third largest monolith in the world, after the Rock of Gibraltar and the Sugar Loaf of Brazil. It measures approximately 350 meters high and is 10 million years old.
In Bernal you can also visit:
The Castle. This property of viceregal type, built in the seventeenth century, is one of the most important in the political history of Bernal. In its front tower there is a beautiful clock of German origin, which was placed to commemorate the beginning of the 20th century. Currently, this building houses the offices of the Municipal Delegation.
Chapel of the Souls. This chapel, also known as the Animitas, dates from the eighteenth century and was built in honor of all the souls of purgatory. Its attractive design is due to the small dimensions of its atrium and altar. It has an open-air theater and a park where visitors can take, in addition to a rest, magnificent photographs.
Chapel of the Holy Cross. The chapel dedicated to the Holy Cross, to which the Berlan people venerate with great devotion, was built between the 18th and 19th centuries. The tradition marks that the pilgrims must reach the atrium on their knees under the sun, as payment of a heavenly debt.
Temple of San Sebastián Mártir. Its construction began in 1700 and ended in 1725. It does not have a defined style; However, in the bell tower you can see the hand of the indigenous artist. In addition, several stained glass windows worthy of admiration were recently placed.
Within the crafts of the village you will find woolen articles elaborated rustically in looms of more than 100 years, like rebozos, rugs, cushions, jackets and blankets. Similarly, the typical milk sweets and crystallized fruit stand out.
Deléitate con los platillos preparados en cazuelas de barro y fogones rústicos, como las gorditas martajadas con chile rojo, las deliciosas enchiladas serranas con cecina, los nopales santos o la barbacoa de borrego tapada con pencas de maguey.
Calle Benito Juárez s/n, Zona Centro. Bernal, Qro.
T. (441) 2770707