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San Sebastián Bernal in Municipality of Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Bernal Magic Town

 
 
Bernal Magic Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 5, 2016
1. Bernal Magic Town Marker
Inscription.
Bernal Pueblo Mágico
In 1642, familias españolas llegaron y despojaron a los chichimecas para fundar Bernal, nombre árabe que significa “peñasco”. San Sebastián Bernal pertenece al municipio de Ezequiel Montes desde 1941.

Por ser un destino místico y enigmático, y por su herencia histórica y cultural, fue nombrado Pueblo Mágico en el 2006 por la Secretaría de Turismo Federal.

Bernal es una de las puertas de entrada a la Sierra Gorda queretana, por lo que conjuga historia, cultura y naturaleza. Sus atractivos, además de la Peña de Bernal – el tercer monolito más grande del mundo - , son las coloridas construcciones de los siglos XVIII y XIX, la variada gastronomía – especialmente las gorditas de maíz y los dulces típicos -, y los artículos de lana tejidos en telares con más de 100 años de antigüedad.

English:
Bernal Magic Town
On 1642, Spanish families arrived and deprived the indigenous chichimecas from their lands to establish Bernal, Arabian name that means “rock”. Since 1941, San Sebastián Bernal belongs to the municipality of Ezequiel Montes.

It is a mystical and enigmatic destination, with a historic and cultural legacy; therefore it was named Magic Town on 2006 by México's Ministry of Tourism.

Bernal is one of the entrances
Bernal Magic Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 18, 2016
2. Bernal Magic Town Marker
The marker is to the right in this view. To the left is the "Saint Sebastian's Temple" marker, both located on the facade of the Rosalio Solano Museum of National Cinema (Museo del Cine Nacional).
to the Sierra Gorda mountain range; it joins and exhibits history, culture and nature. Its attractions, besides the monolith - the third largest rock in the world - , are the colorful constructions from the 18th and 19th Centuries, the gastronomy, and the textiles made with antique looms.
 
Location. 20° 44.432′ N, 99° 56.462′ W. Marker is in San Sebastián Bernal, Querétaro, in Municipality of Ezequiel Montes. Marker is on Calle Iturbide, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Sebastian's Temple (here, next to this marker); Friar Junipero de la Vega (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple of the Virgin of Guadalupe of Ajuchitlán (approx. 9.1 kilometers away); Vero's Handicrafts (approx. 12 kilometers away); Monument to the Mexican Revolution (approx. 12.1 kilometers away); Temple of San Francisco de Asís (approx. 12.1 kilometers away); The House of Amado de la Mota (approx. 12.1 kilometers away); The Parish of San Francisco (approx. 12.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Sebastián Bernal.
 
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La Peña de Bernal (The Rock of Bernal) in the distance. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 5, 2016
3. La Peña de Bernal (The Rock of Bernal) in the distance.
The top of the rock has an altitude of 2515 meters above sea level. It rises some 288 meters from the surrounding area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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