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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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Walking seemed safe

We decided to walk up (and then down) Mount Monserrate. We caught a can from our accommodation even though it was not very far away, as someone in our hostel had told us they took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We decided to walk up (and then down) Mount Monserrate. We caught a can from our accommodation even though it was not very far away, as someone in our hostel had told us they took a wrong turn walking to the base of the mountain and ended up being robbed at knife point. The walking track is not far from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is a mount of the chain of mountains that surrounds Bogotá, but just a few minutes away from downtown. It is better to go in a clear day to appreciate more the spectacular views of the city. One can go up and/or down by Teleférico (cable car) or Funicular (train) which goes through the mountain. Many people walk up,... More 

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Barva, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is a "must do" if you go to Bogotá. You can see the entire city from the top of the hill. It is a wonderful experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A brilliant place to visit in Bogota. I first went here in 2003 and recently went again to take my family up. You can either walk up or down (or both) and combine it with the cable car, which is great in itself. The views from up here are spectacular over the city, especially on a clear day as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing views of Bogota. Possibly the highlight of my trip to Bogota. Give an overview of actually how huge the city is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

If you want to visit the sanctuary, go in the morning. Take the teleferico (aerial cablecar) rather than the fenicular (train) if you're at all claustrophobic because the latter travels significant distance through a tunnel in the mountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you visit Bogotá and don't go to Mount Monserrate it is like you didn't go. Getting to the top of the mountain gives you an astonoshing look at the city skyline. Also you can appreciate a beautiful cathedral and the marvelous Fallen Jesus wooden sculpture. It is simply marvelous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A cheap plan to see a beautiful landscape over the city. If you choose to try the restaurants would be expensive but very good food and great atmosphere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The fares up to Monserrate are cheaper on Sundays. Lots of people, and I mean LOTS OF PEOPLE take advantage of it. I found it far too crowded for my tastes. I'd rather have paid more to go on a weekday, and I'll share that tip with everyone. The stations of the cross are quite nice, and the views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a must see! We took the Funicular up after quite a long wait on a Saturday morning but it was definitely worth the long........line. The view at 3200 feet was spectacular. We had lunch at the restaurant looking out across the city of Bogota what a view!

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