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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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  • Take a ride up the hill to great views of the city. It can get pretty busy at peak times and unless you're on a pilgrimage it's just a great view.  more »
  • A visit to Montserrate is a virtual must on a trip to Bogota. It gives you a beautiful view of the city and insight into Bogota's people. A word of warning though for travelers coming from sea level--...  more »
  • You can climb on foot by a well-organized, by cable car or funicular road. When you reach the top we see a panoramic view of the city beautiful, is the sanctuary of the Lord fallen, the temple is a colonial jewel. There are restaurants where we can find delicious dishes and typical food. Also sites that sell religious items and crafts.
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