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Mount Monserrate

Carrera 2 E No. 21-48, Bogota, Colombia (Chapinero)
57 1 284 5700
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As featured in 3 days in Bogota
Ranked #4 of 100 attractions in Bogota
Type: Mountains, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Monserrate hill provides exceptional panaromic views of Bogata and beyond.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We loved visiting the Mount Monserrate and it church during what we call Holly Week, We went up in the cable car to the mountain a wonderful ride that last about 7 minutes. While goin up you get to see all of Bogota. In the Mount there are tow reastaurants shops and a beautiful cathedral. When wee went we were... More

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Hopewell, NJ
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We climbed it on the footpath, but it was Good Friday and it was so packed that sometimes we couldn't actually move. They actually closed the entrance at 12:30 because there were so many people. On a regular day, I imagine this is not an issue at all.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you want to see most of Bogota City you must go up to Mount Monserrate, I took the TELEFERICO to go up and down, awesome views. Nice local food stands and souvenirs. Walk around , take lots of pictures, have a coca tea for headaches or just because!!! Its a must see!!!

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent views of the city of Bogota, can be acessed cable care, funicular or if you are fit and energtic you cna walk though do not forget the effects of a reasonably high altitiude.

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East Moline, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

we did Manserrate twice, once on foot and once by cable car. if you're in shape, take the stairs, it's fabulous, make sure you leave enough time to come back down before dark. the food shops at the top are interesting. also, wait till the sun cooks off the clouds or obviously you won't be able to see anything. the... More

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

After a 20 minutes cable car trip, you could be standing in the highest place of Bogota, very fresh air to breathe with and excellent city view could be seen, there are also chapel, shopping area and eating places, definitely a must visit scenery in Bogota!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to walk instead of taking the teleferico and we really enjoyed it although it was a tough walk. I was sore for a couple days after but not too bad. It took us about an hour and a half to get up and about 45 minutes to get down. Take some water and sunscreen if it is sunny... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Sanctuary is not outstanding but the views are, Note that there are two restaurants a bit down from the convent on the side of the mountain--again great views. One can ride the cable car or the vehicular to the top. For the devout, one can walk up and stop at each of the Stations of the Cross. There is an... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I went up at night and was so amazed at the view! Can see all of Bogota lit and it's peaceful and quiet. God is so Holy!

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is easily the most traditional spot you can visit during your stay in Bogotá. I do recommend, if you are hiking to the top, to go early, i.e., 6:00 a.m. If you are taking the funicular or the cable car, feel free to go in the afternoon. At about 6:00 p.m. it gets crowded.

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