Mount Monserrate, Bogota

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#1 of 201 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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  • I highly recommend you make lunch reservations for one of the two restaurants on top and take the trail up to work up an appetite. Very safe, and you can meet lots of interesting and friendly people.  more »
  • food that can be tasted in san isidro one of the restaurants in the area is exquisite, I invite you to visit this place, the Hill of moserrate presents a beautiful view of the city of Bogotá
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  • Impeccable and amazing place. Safety pin and its funicular extremely high quality. If you can have lunch at the French Restaurant san Isidro incredibly good
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Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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