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Mount Monserrate

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Address: Carrera 2 E No. 21-48, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: 57 1 284 5700
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Monserrate hill provides exceptional panaromic views of Bogata and beyond.
Monserrate hill provides exceptional panaromic views of Bogata and beyond.
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Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car...

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On my first stop in Bogota, I didn't find time to get to the top of Mount Monserrate, so I made a point to go up at sunset on my last day in Colombia. The views from the top were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

On my first stop in Bogota, I didn't find time to get to the top of Mount Monserrate, so I made a point to go up at sunset on my last day in Colombia. The views from the top were great, though it was a little chilly. The roundtrip ticket was around US$7 when I went, which is pricey for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Took the cable up and Funicular train down. The view of the city is great from the top, the church is nothing grand but worth a look it is all about the view and great ride up to the top and back down again. Lots of vendors selling things but not aggressive here, the people where very nice and it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

As you are 8500 feet at the base and about another 2500 feet at the cathedral. If you are not used to altitude and not in great shape; take the funicular, instead of the steps. Once you start their is no turning back. It can take as little as 45 minutes, but at the top your legs are aching from... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice views of the city from high-up in the mountain. I would recommend hiking up if you can, to enjoy the gardens more. The church was disappointing. There are plenty of places to eat and a craft market with a lot of locals. Crowded on the week-end.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's just not a trip to Bogota without a pilgrimage to Monserrate. Enjoy the climb and the view so you can say "been there, done that."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The place to go to see exactly how big Bogota is! Damn is does not stop. You actually can't see the entire city but as far as you can look is Bogota!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are in Bogota you really need to put aside half a day to visit Monserrate. If you've just arrived and are struggling with altitude sickness give it a few days as rising to 3,126m above sea level has quite an effect. The views are breath taking take your time to wander up the path and take in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

As someone from Vancouver, who lives by the Grouse Grind, taking the trail to Monserrate was a must-do. The trail is far more urban than I'm used to, but that was OK by me. Police line the trail, as there have been incidences in the past, but we never felt unsafe. The church itself is beautiful, but as someone who... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Mount Moserrate is located at a very high altitude, at 3170 meters above sea level (~ 9500 feet ). Up there they have a church, some restaurants and some souvenir shops, but the reason to go up there is the view of the city. It´s incredible, you can see the whole city, and the mountains surrounding the city. You get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The day was sunny and clear, even though the phone app said it will be rainy and the temperatures between 40-50 degrees in Bogota. It was in the late 60's. We took the "Funicular" or cable car to the top, since our time was limited, it was week day (stairs are closed) and we don't have the physical condition to... More 

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