Mount Monserrate, Bogota

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#1 of 458 in Parks in Colombia
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. Plan a trip to Bogota easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Worth funicular downhill, but no more. It's probably better to the ride and the mounted foot. And avoid all the queues.
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  • This place is so magical. Its right in a hill (over 3000 masl) with a beautiful church on the top. To get there, you cant take the fonicular or cable car; it offers a breathtaking view of the hill and...  more »
  • The day and night in good weather gives a great view of Bogota and fun next. Unfortunately, I was surprised by the fog ' on top ' and something that spoils the fun.
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  • Absolutely worth a visit if you're in town. Breathtaking view of the city. For a challenge, Walk up to the top. Tip: Make sure it's not a cloudy day
  • My family and I enjoy climbing the stairs to enjoy the breathtaking view of Bogota. We spent about 1 hour to get to the top of the mountain by the trail. The stairs are safe. In the top, you have a Catholic church, restaurant, and souvenir shops. You can reach the top by funicular, train or climb the stairs. I recommend you to climb by the stair and get down by train or funicular.
  • Fantastic view of the city from here. Cannot understand the size of Bogota without this vantage point. It's cooler and seemed to rain more so a rain jacket or umbrella is a good idea. You are inside the clouds! I took the funicular. It was a holiday, so it was busy but fun: many vendors along the way. Tremendous concentration of food vending in the market Street past the church. However, those with mobility problems beware it can be a bit rough, slippery, and of course the altitude is higher.
  • Amazing view of the city. We also had a small snack at the attached Santa Clara cafe. When we went the lines were pretty long to go up the cable car. Unfortunately the tram was broken so maybe the lines are better when that is operating. For many of the days while in Bogota we could tell that mountain it sits on was covered.on clouds. So beware you might not get a great view. Otherwise a must while in Bogota.
  • Amazing view of the sprawl of Bogota. Get there before sunset and watch as the city lights come on. The tram is affordable and fast.
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