Bogota Travel Guide - Monserrate

The 22 Places To Go in Bogotá: Monserrate Mountain top


The permanent centinel of bogota, this hill is the principal touristic attraction of the city, 3.512 mt over the sea. Has a Sanctuary dedicated to the Monserrat Lady founded in 1640 by Don Juan de Borja he was the president of the "Nuevo Reino de Granada".

This Hill's enviroment is a natural place who invites to the inner reflexion, also is a massive attractive place for worship, people ascend to monserrate as a penitence to visit the fallen lord's sanctuary a master piece created by Pedro Lugo & Albarracin.


Monserrate Mountain top

Monserrat is a reference point of the city over the east hills. Since immemorial times is visited by a several ammount of people, tourist and curious ones atracted by the beauty and breathtakiness of the hill.

It can be accessed by foot taking around 30 minutes and 2 hours dependind on the speed and resistance of the visiter. Also there is two magnificent ways to ascend that doesnt take more than 5 minutes to go to the top of the hill: The cable railway founded in 1955, these are cabins who can carry a maximum of 40 passengers each one, with windows on it and the Land Railway a small train with windows on the roof and the sides to appreciate teh natural wonders in the hill like the sabana forest, the panoramical view and the amazing sunset.

At gastronomic level is mandatory to the tourist who wants to know more about bogota, as mentionated, that hill provides a romantic astoniching view of the city.

Funicular (Land Railway)

Monday-Saturday: 7:45 am to 11:45 am
Sundays: 5:30 am to 5:00 pm
Holidays: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

Teleférico (Cable Railway)
Monday-Saturday: 12 m to 11:00 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Prices for Roundtrip

Monday- Saturday 7:00 a.m. A 5:30 p.m. $17.000 (U$8.50 Aprox)

Monday- Saturday 5:30 p.m. A 12:00 pm . $18.000 (U$9.2 Aprox)

Sunday 6:00 a.m A 5:00 p.m. $10.000 (U$5 Aprox)

Location: It is reached on Street No. 2 and Cra. 21 - 48 Paseo Bolivar. PBX (57) (1) 284 5700

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