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Mount Monserrate, Bogota
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Ascend to the top of Mount Monserrate, which towers over Bogota. From the summit--3,152 m (10,341 ft) above sea level--enjoy panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape. A 17th-century church perches atop the mountain, dedicated to El Señor Caído (The Fallen Lord), a name derived from a statue depicting Jesus after he was removed from the cross. Christians have used the site of the church as a place of worship since the 1620s, and it remains a popular destination for pilgrims. Nearby, various restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops provide refreshments and shopping for religious visitors and tourists alike. Get to the top by cable car or funicular, or join those on pilgrimage and make the tough trek on foot. Be wary of overexerting yourself on the mountain, as the high altitude can have adverse effects. Work out when and for how long to visit Mount Monserrate and other Bogota attractions using our handy Bogota vacation builder.
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  • I was told this is one of the top things to do in Bogota and I agree. I went there on a Sunday and it is packed. Prices are lower on Sundays. The views are very pretty. There are beautiful flowers at ...  more »
  • Very cute pero.muy paseo... try not to go Sunday because it fills... carry fresh water. We ate a few bites... tasty and cheap!
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  • The place is very nice, you can take a panoramic photos of the city of Bogotá; provided it doesn't rain, therefore I recommend to go early.
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