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  • Address: Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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Mount Monserrate

Mists permitting, you’ll be able to see the gleaming white Basílica del Señor de Monserrate high above the city, beckoning from the thickly forested mountains that form Bogota’s spectacular backdrop. Originally built as a monastery in 1657, it is no wonder that this glorious spot has been a site of pilgrimage ever since.

The original stone path marked by statues depicting the 14 Stations of the Cross still leads from the colonial Candelaria district up to the sanctuary. It is a steep climb to a chilly 3152m (10,339ft) still used by pilgrims (and exercise buffs), particularly on weekends and religious holidays. Most tourists take advantage of either the funicular, a steeply pitched train, or teleferico, a cable car system, which both make the trip inexpensively throughout the day. If you do choose to walk, note that there have been muggings, so it might not be the best choice if you’re alone with an expensive camera. 

And you’ll definitely want your camera with you, as the fantastic city views are worth remembering. If the mountain mists pour in over your visit, obscuring the city below, you’ll still enjoy exploring the whitewashed sanctuary and its unusual icons, the Black Virgin and Fallen Christ. Wandering through the simple yet inspiring compound, with its cobbled plazas and red tiled roofs, all wrapped in luxuriant high Andean forest, is a treat no matter what the weather. Two upscale onsite restaurants offer the option of enjoying a little more ambiance with your visit.

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Full-Day Private Tour to Monserrate Including Lunch, Bogotá, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Private Tour to Monserrate Including Lunch

Don't miss a chance to visit the highest point in Bogotá. On this 8-hour private tour to the mountaintop monastery of Monserrate, you can look out at the ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Private 5-Hour Tour of Monserrate, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private 5-Hour Tour of Monserrate

Whether you're in Bogotá on vacation or business, a visit to Monserrate is a must for your trip! Admiring the city from above is a unique experience ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Private Monserrate Tour Including Lunch, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Monserrate Tour Including Lunch

Visit the highest point in Bogotá on this 6-hour private tour to the mountaintop monastery of Monserrate. Standing at 10,300 feet (3,150 meters) above sea ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Bogota Old City Tour, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Bogota Old City Tour

Enjoy a 5-hour experience between the 26th street with 8th street of the iconic historic center of the capital in which you can discover the essence of the ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $184.00
Private Sightseeing Tour in Bogotá, Bogotá, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Sightseeing Tour in Bogotá

The sightseeing tour will show us all its amazing illumination at the Bolivar square, where the Prime Cathedral, The Justice Palace and Casa de Nariño ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
La Candelaria and Monserrate Walking Tour, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

La Candelaria and Monserrate Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

This "La Candelaria" and Monserrate walking tour is the best introduction to the historical center and most important mountain of Bogotá. You'll ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Bogotá Nightlife Tour, Bogotá, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Bogotá Nightlife Tour

The Colombian people love to go out, drink, chat, dance and not only during the weekends. They are really festive, social and friendly! The city of Bogotá ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Bogotá Religious Private Tour Including Lunch, Bogotá, Nightlife
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Bogotá Religious Private Tour Including Lunch

Join this 6-hour tour and learn about the Catholic tradition inherited from Spain. Its presence influenced architecture, art, crafting and Colombian traditions ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Bogotá City Pass, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 1

Bogotá City Pass

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

The Bogotá Pass is the smart tourism card that gives you the opportunity to explore the city in an easy and personalized way. Enjoy more than 40 benefits ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 24, 48, or 72 hours

From USD $50.00
Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride, Bogotá, Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 486 Reviews

Explore the city of Bogotá on this guided sightseeing tour to some of the most famous attractions in the city! Walk through the cobblestone streets of La ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 or 8 hrs

From USD $67.50

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