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. Plan a trip to Bogota easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Worth going to Monserrate Hill a beautiful view of Bogota, on the day I went was last weekend and the line was too big to buy the ticket from the funicular and cable car, taking all worth it!!
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  • Cerro de Monserrate is marvelous, matchless, but go during the week from Monday to Friday. Even think you go on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, you will find a tumult impressive people, girls, children, very elderly and disabled people, people with radio devices with speakers, in the end, regrettable. During the week you can admire the Majesty of the Hill and the surrounding hills, the vast and widespread Bogota and you can walk at your own pace. And as air is that feels there is recommended to carry a jacket windbreaker and always carry warm and comfortable clothes because it will be better to remove clothing that will feel very cold.
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  • Place where you can see the city of Bogotá, nature imposes on its way and if you want to sport is excellent.
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  • One of the places you have to go to when you visit Bogota. If you are not religious it's a great place to go to have a great sight of the city. On very clear days you can see some of the snow-capped mountains in other departments. It is quite a sight. If you are Christian of any branch the sanctuary has very good artistic designs. One of the things that is great is the altar which has the four creatures of Ezekiel representing the four gospels.
  • Fantastic view, take it easy and enjoy the walk and take breaks if you need to. This is definitely one of the greatest walks I ever went for. It is a long way up where you can eat or relax or shop and after just either walk back down or take the tram down---my suggestion! Fun and an eye-opening experience. As a first-time visitor I was in a group which made it even more enjoyable. Drink water :)
  • We took the cable cart to get up to the top, and it was quiet a journey. The view outside the window was very beautiful. You can see almost the entire city when you are on the top. Beside the nice view, you can also find a street behind the church that is full of vendors. I found a number of small souvenirs at the stores and you can bargain for some good deals. Towards the end you can find food vendors as well. One gentleman on the photo below was so friendly, I recommend you visiting his food booth !
  • Wonderful place. Take your own time and try to reach it by the stairs. Try the local food too, it's a nice experience of flavors. Spend some time in the local product stories. Definitely a must do in Bogota.
  • I highly recommend walking up! It is hard but so rewarding. There are lots of shops along the way so you don't need to worry too much about water & snacks. It was well worth every single one of those 1500 steps.
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