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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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  • It is dent from where can be seen the city of Bogotá... 3172 meters with a stunning green which is reached via a cable rail or fonicular... at the top is the sanctuary of Monserrate, dedicated to the devotion of our Lady of Monserrat... has also a path peatonalal which is accessed after a 1 hour hike approximately... nearby is represented Via Crusis with 14 bronze sculptures brought from Italy in 1920... worth it.
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  • Take the teleférico to the top of the Mountain and you will see some amazing views of Bogota. There is a church and a nice restaurant there and go during the weekdays if possible to avoid the crowds. ...  more »
  • The view from the top of the mountain is out of this world. The scale of Bogota is hard to imagine unless you see it from here - laid out in all its glory in front of you. Took the cable car up - appa...  more »