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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 #5 of 126 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Cerro de Monteserrate is a must visit. Access is by cable car (there is a funicular which is currently disabled). The view is great (is over 3,600 meters high). In addition to a great view of Bogota, there are cafes, restaurants and many craft shops.

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Take the cable car on your way up but be brave and come back using the million stairs. Will it be very tiresome? yes, but you get to see lots of locals (religious and athletes) and have more fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

situated on one of the mountains above bogota, access through funicular or teleferico (or walking, more than 2 hours climb). Lots of religious and souvenir shops there (expensive) a small church, and views on the mountain forest behind (although mainly pine and eucalyptus now). The view on the city of bogota is excellent.

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Panama City, Panama
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's a great place and a must in Bogota. We went on Sunday and was a little disappointed that restaurants were closed. Later I learned that they are opened until later Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays so get your coat (it will be cold!) and go on a weekend.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While it is possible to take the cable car or the funicular up to the top of Monserrate, we elected to hike up on a Sunday afternoon. It is not an easy hike, especially when considering the altitude you're starting at, but the feeling of accomplishment when you get to the top is great. While locals do this hike in... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Be sure to take the funicular one direction and then ride the aerial tram down the other direction. Spectacular views of Bogota from the mountain top.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view is breathtaking, the walk from Las Aguas Transmilenio station is breathtaking. I recommend another form of transportation for anyone who does not climb mountains for fun. That is just to walk up to where the entrance to the Funicular and Tramway are, once at the top, there is quite a bit more climbing in store if you wish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Best view of the city. You can walk up the path with steps which is great exercise or take the cable car. Great view of the city and Monserrate church is beautiful. A must if you go to Bogota

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Spanish architecture. Great view of a huge city. You can walk up, or take the "teleferico".

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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A simply stunning view, especially at night, of the city of Bogota. I had understood how big this city is, and at night the lights seem to go on forever. Not much else beyond the view, however.

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