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Mount Monserrate

Carrera 2 E No. 21-48, Bogota, Colombia (Chapinero)
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As featured in 3 days in Bogota
Ranked #4 of 102 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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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A place where you need to pick your day based on the weather. Go on a good day and the views are great. Only the cable car was open when I went, but once up there you get a great idea of how large and spread out Bogota is. Lovely restaurants up the top and a small market. Very nice... More

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Newark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Locals say it takes about 40 minutes to get to the top. It took me almost an hour, but I wouldn't say it was too challenging. Bring water and take lots of breaks if you are not acclimated. I definitely think the hike contributed to the overall experience. You can hike directly from Candelaria without having to take a cab.... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Monserrate is reached by cable car or inclined train. A Catholic church at the top still holds services. Great views of the city. There are a few restaurants and an artesian market, with a lot of touristy stuff. Allow 2 hours to see it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great challenge for hiking. And you will love it because of the amazing views of the city. When you get to the top of the hill, tour guides tell tou: "well, finally welcome to Bogota, we have the city at your feet"! If you are not a hiker, go anyways! Jut consider taking many breaks and maybe... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a good way to get a sense of the sprawling mass that is Bogota. It has great views over the city. Only downside is the queues to come back down. Think we were waiting an hour!

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Any visitor to Bogotá MUST make the journey to the top!!! It's inexpensive so it's well worth the money to take the gondola or funicular to the top--plan to spend at least 4-5 hours. The food at the top is mediocre--but you're paying for the view, not the cuisine! I'd go again in a heart-beat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had just come from visiting Medellin, another city surrounded by mountains and with a mountain -view, and thus will compare this experience to that one. For one, this ride was a mere 5 - 10 mins. long (versus Medellin's 30+ min. ride). Also, I felt that the top of Mount Monserrate had much more to offer the visitor. Aside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This area is a must see in Bogotá! The views on a clear day are amazing. And it is a peaceful retreat amid a bustling city. If you are traveling with children or are older/seniors - I would suggest getting a taxi to take you to the station for the teleférico. The walk up the hill to the station is... More

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is a must see in Bogota. I love the views, and the church is so beautiful, if you have the time, try the restaurant there, the food is great, but dining with those views makes for an unforgettable meal.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I came here with my girlfriend and although the weather insisted on raining like it has never before it was still an immensely inspiring place. The beauty, the complexity, the reality of this place really hits home when you reach the summit. There is a beautiful french restaurant and the waiters in there were quite frankly outstanding, were more than... More

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