Worlds Best View

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Panoramic view

Having the worlds best view is a mighty claim. It’s what the sign for El Penol (about 2 hours east of Medellin, Colombia) said so I thought I better check it out.
After an exhausting climb up the 600+ steps of the vertical rock face, I arrived at the top and was not disappointed. The view of Guatapes flooded plains was a treat on the eyes. Definitely worth the climb.
I’m not 100% convinced that it’s the worlds best view however. The deep blue of the lake contrasting with the green landscape could rival Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand but Guatape has a more resorty feel. Also it’s hard to top the view from the skyline in Queenstown. You be the judge! I’ve included some photos around Guatape also. It’s a gorgeous little town where all the houses have unique artwork around their bases.

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Looking up at El Penol from the base
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View of El Penol from a distance
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a few of the 600 stairs

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