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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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The Rock of Guatapé

La Piedra Del Peñol, Spanish for "The Rock of Guatapé", also known as El Peñol Stone or simply as La Piedra is a massive rock located in the town and municipality of Guatapé, in Antioquia, Colombia. The 10 million-ton rock rises 200 meters from the surrounding plain, visible from miles around the countryside. The rock, which is almost entirely smooth, has one long crack running top to bottom on one of the faces. Across this crack, is wedged a 649-step masonry staircase, that appears like a giant stitch holding the split rock together.










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