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Mount Monserrate, Bogota

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#1 of 205 in Parks in Colombia
Mountain Religious Site
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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  • Beautiful viewa on the way to the top. Even better views from the top. Peaceful and spiritual experienc  more »
  • I went around 7PM, i have to wait a moment to go up on the cable car but that's because there was not a lot of people. The view IS AMAZING (and the cold is also amazing..) there are 2 restaurants with...  more »
  • We went to the Mount Monserrate, and it was a cloudy morning. At times you could see the gorgeous view of the entire city of Bogota... marvelous! The walk is pretty tough if you don't do too much work...  more »

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