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Cerro de Monserrate, Bogotá: 24 reviews and 70 photos

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If you look from any point of the city you'll see Monserrate, a peak of 3.160m from where you have a fantastic view all over Bogotá. The easiest way to get there is by cable car (teleferico). It was inaugurated in 1955. Each of the two cabins can take 40 passengers and they have big side windows offering a great view of the mountain and the city. The trip takes five minutes. They leave from the cable car station (Mon-Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) only a short walk from La Candelaria where I was staying. I met my local friend Iván in Platypus hostel and we did the trip together.

The return ticket was 14.000 COP (December 2009). It is more expensive in the evening and cheaper on Sunday when it is a popular local pilgrimage to the church on the summit.

You can also walk the whole way up to the mountain which takes about an hour. But be aware that it is a very step walk with the high altitude. It is not very safe way to go during the week, but it is fine on Sunday when many people visit. The third option to get to Monserrate is by funicular. It operates on Sunday and public holidays and on weekdays only in the morning.

Address: only a short walk from La Candelaria
Directions: Preferrably, take a taxi at the Cra. 7a southbound; about 6000 pesos from Cll. 72.
Phone: 1 284 57 00
Website: http://www.cerromonserrate.com

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 10, 2010
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