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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've seen people say they prefer Guadelupe mountain which is near to Monserrate but I definitely preferred Monserrate. The views are similar but there is so much more to see on Monserrate and the trip...  more »
  • deserves a visit even if I had to give up walking for breath, it's a nice trip to metro and funicular that takes you to the top, I think 2500 mt. arriving in a cute little village from where the walks, if you are driving you can also climb, but you don't enjoy the panorama and the forest below.
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  • An interesting and traditional mountain in Bogota with the best view of the city and a church and stores, worth the ride , make sure to bring your camera or cellphone for pictures  more »