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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was the best view of Bogota. I wanted to climb the mount, but heard that you need to 1) be in great shape, 2) go on a busy day, 3) need a few hours to make the hike. I was a little pressed for time, and we couldn't go on a weekend during the day, so we decided to... More

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Irapuato, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You go up the mountain to an amazing view of the city, it's a great place to take pictures and see both the mountains and the city. There is a restaurant which we didn't go to, a small market with local souvenirs, and a church.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I would suggest visiting Montserrat a couple of days after arriving in Bogota to give yourself time to adjust to the altitude. We went up on day 2 and found ourselves very out of breath and light headed. The view from up there is stunning and you actually feel like you can touch the clouds! There is a great market... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Superb views of the city definitely worth a visit. Easy walking distance from La Candelaria. Perfectly safe to get to and from and the cable car will save you a lot of hassle getting up. Heard a few reports that walking up can be an issue due to homeless kids wanting things that don't belong to them. My advice would... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I went to Monserrate with a group of friends, and of the group of six, four hiked up (which was free), and two took the cable car. Unfortunately, we visited on a feast day, so it took both groups an hour and a half to reach the top of the mountain, which was very crowded, but once we reached it,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Both the Gondola and the Tram were exciting. The church is clean and well cared for. The open air market besides has some interesting objects for sale. Make sure to bargain!

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Its a nice view and we were unlucky as could not take the train, else its better to take train one way and come back by cable car.

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North Bay Village, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful views and adventure on clear day. Nice restaurants as well. Very meaningful spiritual experience.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The climb to the top of Mount Monserrate could be quite tough if you are suffering any effects of altitude. I am pretty fit but was a bit breathless on the way up. That said it is not excessively challenging and there are plenty of local families with members of all ages making the trip. There are plenty of places... More

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darmstadt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great view of the city, worth while especially for first time visitors to Bogota. Choice of cable car and earthbound cable train

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