Mount Monserrate

Mount Monserrate, Bogota: Address, Mount Monserrate Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Monserrate
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Monserrate hill provides exceptional panaromic views of Bogata and beyond.
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Adam
Norwich, UK4 contributions
Couples
A tough walk to the summit but well worth it for the views from the top. Lots of police along the journey made it feel extremely safe.
Written August 15, 2022
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Kaiser_D
Houston, TX424 contributions
This is one of the must-see/must-experience locations on a trip to Bogota. The church, funicular, and other aspects of the experience were highly memorable. Fortunately, I don't suffer from altitude difficulties. Be aware that Bogota proper is 1,000 meters higher elevation than Denver, Colorado, so this mountaintop adventure above the city could be a challenge for anyone who does experience altitude sickness.

You'll have epic photograph opportunities from this vantage. There was a mass occurring during my visit, and I was still able to enter the church to see the interior designs and artwork. If you have a 10,000 peso bill, there are two machines that dispense collectable coins. There is a restaurant, a fast food station, and a pay-for-use bathroom available for visitors. See you at the top!
Written August 13, 2022
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Paantha
San Diego, CA145 contributions
Family
We took the funicular up to the mountain in the morning. The weather was pleasant and it was quiet and peaceful with very few people up there. It was such a beautiful sight to walk through the path and get to the cathedral. We did not go in to the cathedral. Took several shots of the city from here. As time went on more and more people started coming. Before heading down we decided to do the hummingbird tour and it was the best decision we made that day :) Colombia has 17 species of hummingbirds and we got to see 9 of them. Got beautiful photos and videos of the birds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us good information on the birds. We took the funicular back down. If you are in Bogota - this is a must do. I recommend coming earlier in the morning. As the day progresses there are too many people for my liking. Weekdays are less crowded.
Written August 9, 2022
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Brix510
San Jose, CA951 contributions
One of the most beautiful views i've ever seen and the fact that it is just minutes away from downtown Bogota and has a nice funicular or cable car to take you up to the top makes this one of the best places to visit in Bogota. The little church and village up top is really nice as well.
Written August 8, 2022
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Ruth B
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK361 contributions
We took the funicular up but it then needed servicing (unknown to us) so a long Q gathered for the cable car ride down! We felt a bit trapped and wasted an hour or so. Worth the trip up - fabulous views of the city
Written August 7, 2022
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mildredn
Aruba34 contributions
Family
The view is spectacular. The church is very nice. In the shop you get nice things at a good price. Los postres El Merengada y Tres leches son muy sabroso. When you go to Bogota you have to visit this place.
Written August 3, 2022
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Niloufer M
14 contributions
Couples
The tram took us up to the Mount. Standing only and no seats in the teleferico, crowded but was comfortable overall. Long lines for tickets approximately 30 minutes long. Come early and on a day when it is sunny and clear. Once up on the mount, we saw fantastic views of the city, out of this world flora and fauna, peaceful tranquil atmosphere with birds singing. The climb (old stone steps) to go to the Church is very manageable, but we wore comfortable shoes. Old stone stairs can get slippery if it rains. The Church was also really good. Peaceful. Comfortable. Excellent restaurants on the mount with upscale service. You can see the view, eat a meal and sip a drink with natural beauty surrounding you. Wish we had spent much more time there instead of rushing back down in 4 hours to go to the Gold museum, which was just disappointing. One can spend a good 3-5 hours or more at this mount and not be bored one bit. It was healing and feel one with nature. Must visit.
Written July 31, 2022
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J. Travel & Food
Barcelona, Spain54 contributions
Solo
So, if you're lucky enough to be in Bogota a trip to this fantastic mountain is a must! You can either go up my cable car or walk (you need to be fit). Going up by cable car only takes 5-6 minutes en cost less thn $6 round trip.

The view is amazing and there are a few shops at the top! Also there is this beautiful cathedral you can visit.

Last but not least:
- Visit at Christmas time for a lovely light show
- Be aware of pick pockets
- Don't go in weekends (busy).
Written July 27, 2022
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Deni
New York City, NY7 contributions
I thought there was going to be a longer walking path once you got to the top. But, I went early and there was almost no one on the mountain. Def worth the ride for the view.
Written July 24, 2022
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Sj75201
Gold Coast, Australia111 contributions
Solo
Took the funulcar up to the top, which the views are great.
There are a bunch of stalls selling souvineers and number of restaurants even further back past the souvenirs. I just went to a cafe and got a coffee and ice cream and sat down and watched the view and people.
Took the cable car down. The cable car doesn’t fit as many people as the funicular so it took a while to get down.
When you get to the bottom, if you need a taxi to go north, DO NOT CROSS THE ROAD - stay on the same side as the mountain as this is the way down. If you cross the road they have to loop around and go back past where they picked you up.
Written July 19, 2022
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