Mount Monserrate, Bogota

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#1 of 203 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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    A magnificent vision of Bogotá, the best location to pictures, who goes by the way the foot is halfway, but if it's up walked be ready, the climb is difficult but worth super feather,
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  • August 15, 2017
    Climbing the Cerro de Monserrate is fabulous. The ascent and descent is made in funicular and/or cable car, still a nice ride. Once you reach the top there is a wonderful view of the city of Bogotá, you can visit the Church and buy handicrafts.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Just take a cab to the funicular and after a 5 minutes ride you are at 3,150 meters and have a great view over Bogota 500 meters below. Behind the church there are some souvenir shops and after passin...  more »

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