The Rock of Guatape is a landmark inselberg in Colombia. It is located in the town and municipality of Guatapé, Antioquia. It is also known as The Stone of El Peñol, or simply La Piedra or El Peñol as the town of El Peñol, which borders Guatapé, has also historically claimed the rock as their own and thus has led to different names for the site.
The rock is 200 meters high and it is surrounded by a magnificent lagoon, which is formed by the hydro-electric dam, built in the 1960-70s.
Visitors can reach the top of the rock climbing up the 650 steps on the stairway, enjoy the stunning view and visit two Benedictine monasteries.
View of El Peñón de Guatapé from highway bridge