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Mt. Monserrate (Cerro de Monserrate) Tours

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Mt. Monserrate (Cerro de Monserrate)
Towering 10,341 feet (3,152 meters) tall at the edge of Bogotá, forested Mt. Monserrate (Cerro de Monserrate) can be spotted from across the city. Set like a pearl on the summit is the Monserrate Sanctuary, a 17th-century church whose shrine is a major pilgrimage place for Colombian Catholics.
 
The Basics
Whether you ride the cable car, hop on a historic funicular, or take on the challenging hike to the top, visiting Mt. Monserrate means panoramic views and fresh air. Many sightseeing tours stop by the mountain as well as other top city attractions. And some Mt. Monserrate excursions include dining and other activities along with transport to the summit.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dress in layers, as the weather on the summit can change quickly.
  • The higher altitude can be an issue for some travelers. If you just arrived in Bogotá, take it easy when ascending the mountain.
  • With steep grades and bumpy surfaces, Mt. Monserrate isn’t easily accessible to wheelchairs.
 
How to Get There
Mt. Monserrate is situated on the eastern side of Bogotá, above the historic Candelaria neighborhood. The funicular station is located at Carrera 2 Este; the cable car departs just next door. A hiking trail sets out from a nearby parking lot on Carrera 3. Some travelers like to get to the summit by cable car or funicular, then hike down to the base of the mountain.
 
When to Get There
Sunset is a wonderful time to enjoy the view from Mt. Monserrate, but take an extra layer or two, as the temperature usually drops when the sun goes down. Hiking the mountain is a popular activity for local families—if you head to the peak on a weekend, you’ll have plenty of company.
 
Restaurants at Mt. Monserrate
You’ll find two restaurants on Mt. Monserrate. The higher-end Restaurante Casa San Isidro has white tablecloths, great views, and well-executed international cuisine. More casual and budget-friendly is Restaurante Monserrate Parrilla, serving grilled meats and traditional Colombian fare. There’s also a wide range of food stalls on the summit.
Address: Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Bogota 5-Hour City Sightseeing Tour with Gold Museum and Optional MonserrateHalf-day Tours

Bogota 5-Hour City Sightseeing Tour with Gold Museum and Optional Monserrate

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Discover the best of Bogotá’s tourist attractions, covering its most famous neighborhoods, museums and sights on this tour with optional 5-hour or 8-hour itineraries. Explore the cobblestoned streets of the La Candelaria neighborhood, see the city’s historic district and La Catedral Primera (Prime Cathedra), view gold artifacts at the famed Museo de Oro and take a cable car to the famous Mount Monserrate. Your trip also includes a guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees and lunch (with the 8-hour tour option).
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La Candelaria + Optional Monserrate + Optional Gold Museum Bogotá City Tour 5-7HLuxury Tours

La Candelaria + Optional Monserrate + Optional Gold Museum Bogotá City Tour 5-7H

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This Bogota city tour offers much more than an in-depth overview of the city. Pick up tickets to museums, sample local fruits and food specialties, and learn first-hand about Colombia’s economy through a coffee tasting—all in between checking out top landmarks with your guide. This tour packs in the value even more with a round-trip ticket to the popular Monserrate funicular if option is selected. You’ll be able to choose between a 7-hour tour including Monserrate, Gold Museum and Botero Museum, or a 5-hour tour which includes only Monserrate or museums. Join us!
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Shared Monserrate TourCultural Tours

Shared Monserrate Tour

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You can’t miss Monserrate on your trip to Bogota. And now, you can’t miss its fofficial walking tour. Discover the best of the most touristic spot of the city with us and enjoy being guided along Monserrate Hill and having unique experiences such as tasting traditional Colombian food and flipping a lucky coin. Get amazed by the great views of Bogota, receive insights of the city and learn some interesting information about Catholicism and Colombian costumes and traditions. • A complete and very informative walk along the hill with its imposing and memorable views of the city • A visit inside the Shrine of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate and learning about the importance of Catholicism in the country • Tasting two traditional Colombian snacks • A brief lesson about Colombia’s fauna and flora • Having fun with the wishing well tradition of flipping a lucky coin
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Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to MonserrateNature & Wildlife

Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

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When visiting Bogotá, if you don't get out to explore the surrounding countryside you're missing half the story and most of the views. Explore two prominent hills during this full-day tour partly done by horseback. Begin in Guadalupe to learn of Colombia's colonial past, then hop on your trusty steed and ride through the forest to Monserrate where a traditional lunch awaits. Return to the city via cable car.
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Monserrate, Bogotá Center and Gold MuseumWalking Tours

Monserrate, Bogotá Center and Gold Museum

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The center of Bogotá and the hill of Monserrate tells the story of Colombia, in the activity it will be understood why Bogotá was founded on this site, as was the original population in the pre-Columbian era, how were the country's independence processes and how This led to many buildings that we currently have. You will also appreciate the city from the hill of Monserrate, we will observe the way of expressing yourself through graffiti, and the art of the most important artist of Colombia Fernando Botero, the local gastronomy. The pre-Columbian gold representations to which they refer and because they attracted the conquerors will also be understood.
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Private City tour 5 hours -Including Monserrate. Tickets, snacks, transportationHalf-day Tours

Private City tour 5 hours -Including Monserrate. Tickets, snacks, transportation

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Take your exploration of Bogotá to new heights during this 5-hour private tour of the mountaintop monastery of Monserrate. Enjoy sky-high views of the Colombian capital from this 10,300-foot (3,150-meter) high religious complex, journeying by your choice of aerial tramway, funicular or walking path. At the top you’ll also have time to check out the 17th-century cathedral and wander the site's collection of souvenir stands. A lunch of Colombian cuisine is included. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.  Private guide and site entrance fees are included.
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Private Monserrate Express TourHalf-day Tours

Private Monserrate Express Tour

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If you’ve only got limited time in Bogotá, this private tour lets you tick off Mount Monserrate—home to a monastery that overlooks the mist-shrouded mountains of Bogota—in just a few hours. To reduce transit time, you’ll travel to the mountain in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and be transported directly from your hotel.
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Candelaria + Monserrate - BasicHalf-day Tours

Candelaria + Monserrate - Basic

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Embrace the vibrant culture of Bogotá on a half-day walking tour of the La Candeleria and Monserrate neighborhoods. Alongside a guide, you’ll discover the historical monuments of La Candelaria and visit landmarks like Plaza de Bolívar, Chorro de Quevedo and Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center. Then, you’ll ascend to the summit of Mount Monserrate to admire panoramic city views and beautiful church, Santuario del Senor Caido before concluding your tour.
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Monserrate Walking Tour experienceHiking & Camping

Monserrate Walking Tour experience

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Get a more intimate glimpse into Cerro de Monserrate and its surroundings on a walking tour that reveals some of the Colombian capital’s best views. Ideal for travelers of a moderate fitness level, this tour only involves a gentle hike and rewards with you with sweeping views of Bogota and the surrounding region.
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Local Flavors • Coffee Tasting & Gastronomic Experience in MonserrateDining Experiences

Local Flavors • Coffee Tasting & Gastronomic Experience in Monserrate

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At 3150 m.s.n.m. you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Bogota, while delighting your palate with our local flavors in a coffee tasting and à la carte gastronomic experience in the imposing Monserrate hill.
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Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)Half-day Tours

Bogota In Transit Tour (6-hour layover experience)

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Make the most of your Bogotá layover on this sightseeing tour of the city, modified to fit your flight schedule and accompanied by private guide. Have a chance to experience some of the Colombian capital’s top sights, including the historic La Candelaria neighborhood, the Botero Museum, Monserrate Sanctuary, a Colombian shopping mall or lunch at an authentic local restaurant. You choose the places to visit based on your interests and connecting flight times. Your tour also includes round-trip transportation to and from the airport, plus all entrance fees.
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Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá and City Tour in Bogotá (Private Tour)Day Trips

Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá and City Tour in Bogotá (Private Tour)

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Enjoy the first architectural wonder of Colombia: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and discover the main squares of this colonial city. Then let yourself be amazed by Bogota, a vibrant cultural, historical and heritage metropolis.
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Monserrate and La Candelaria City TourHalf-day Tours

Monserrate and La Candelaria City Tour

You’ll be taken on a guided excursion, where you’ll encounter the most important historical locations within La Candelaria; such as buildings where the first plans of the revolution were written and traitors to the revolution were hung; the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, the Plaza Chorro de Quevedo, Plazoleta del Rosario, Plaza de Santander, Plaza de Bolívar and the grand Church of Our Lady of Candelaria. You will ascend almost 2,000 ft higher than Bogotá and the summit of Monserrate. For this you'll have the choice of either the teleferico (aerial tramway) or the funicular to the top, where you’ll have time to explore the artisan markets, visit a beautiful 17th century monastery and enjoy some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Bogota. You’ll learn how this mountain was sacred to the indigenous Muiscas people for hundreds of years, how during the June solstice, the sun rises exactly behind Monserrate and how hundreds of pilgrims journey to this destination every year
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Monserrate + La CandelariaPhotography Tours

Monserrate + La Candelaria

The history of the Sanctuary of Monserrate, as well as the panoramic view over the city, is dazzling. The Experience of listening to the historical details of our certified guides includes the entrances to the funicular or to the cable car to go up and down the Hill. We will also explore corners that have witnessed the development of a cosmopolitan city on this tour of the La Candelaria neighborhood, with its cobbled streets where architecture, art and culture are protagonists.
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Private Monserrate Tour Including LunchBus Tours

Private Monserrate Tour Including Lunch

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Take your exploration of Bogotá to new heights during this 6-hour private tour of the mountaintop monastery of Monserrate with lunch. Enjoy sky-high views of the Colombian capital from the top of this 10,300-foot (3,150-meter) religious complex, journeying by your choice of aerial tramway, funicular or walking path. At the top you’ll also have time to check out the 17th-century cathedral, enjoy some Colombian cuisine and shop at the collection of souvenir stands. A private guide, lunch and site entrance fees are included.
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  • 5 to 6 minutes
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  • 5 to 6 minutes
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Bogota • Private City TourBus Tours

Bogota • Private City Tour

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Discover the fascinating Bogota urban spirit, a place full of history, culture & nature. Join us to an exclusive city tour and let be inspired by the exotic colors, unique flavors and dazzling senses of the Colombia’s capitol city.
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Bogota City TourBus Tours

Bogota City Tour

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With ColTrips the time you can spend doing long lines, you will use it to take advantage of each visit to the most important attractions of the historical center of Bogotá. With our benefit skip-the-line, you are the owner of your time and how to spend ir.
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Candelaria Tour, Monserrate Hill and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira - BasicDay Trips

Candelaria Tour, Monserrate Hill and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira - Basic

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If you’ve seen one cathedral, you’ve seen them all, right? Not so when it comes to the Salt Cathedral Zipaquirá located just outside Bogota. Check out this underground marvel, and explore a few of Bogota's other must-see locations including Monserrate Hill for sweeping views of the city below and the neighbourhood of La Candelaria, the city’s historical/cultural heart to admire its colonial architecture.
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Bogota Must Do City Tour • Private & All Inclusive • 8hrsFull-day Tours

Bogota Must Do City Tour • Private & All Inclusive • 8hrs

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Want to see the best of Bogotá in one day? It is possible in this private city tour! Join us and discover what this city has to offer. Uncover some hidden gems at La Candelaria, be amazed by the largest collection of pre-hispanic figures at the Gold Museum and enjoy the art of one of the most prominent living artists at the Botero Museum. Personalize this private tour to your likings and choose between a great panoramic view from the hilltop of Monserrate or a taste of fruits at Paloquemao Farmers Market! Would you like to have great traditional food? You will enjoy a delicious lunch at Origen Bistro, an awarded restaurant known for its unique approach to local gastronomy and our personal favourite restaurant to have traditional dishes. We love to spoil our customers, so you will enjoy an open menu lunch that includes an appetizer, main dish, soft beverage and coffee. Please note that Gold Museum is closed every Monday and Botero Museum every Tuesday.
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La Candelaria and MonserrateBus Tours

La Candelaria and Monserrate

You’ll be taken on a guided excursion, where you’ll encounter the most important historical locations within La Candelaria; such as buildings where the first plans of the revolution were written and traitors to the revolution were hung; the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, the Plaza Chorro de Quevedo, Plazoleta del Rosario, Plaza de Santander, Plaza de Bolívar and the grand Church of Our Lady of Candelaria. You will ascend almost 2,000 ft higher than Bogotá and the summit of Monserrate. For this you'll have the choice of either the teleferico (aerial tramway) or the funicular to the top, where you’ll have time to explore the artisan markets, visit a beautiful 17th century monastery and enjoy some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Bogota. You’ll learn how this mountain was sacred to the indigenous Muiscas people for hundreds of years, how during the June solstice, the sun rises exactly behind Monserrate and how hundreds of pilgrims journey to this destination every year
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Visit Bogotá Monserrate, Gold and Botero MuseumCultural Tours

Visit Bogotá Monserrate, Gold and Botero Museum

On this tour you will know part of Bogotá, one of the most representative cities in Colombia and Latin America. The tour has been designed for travelers to enjoy with our hosts some of the most interesting places in the city. We start at the Parque de los Periodistas to start ascending to the entrance of the Cerro de Monserrate, there we can decide if we climb through the funicular or the cable car, once up we will have the opportunity to have a splendid panoramic view of the entire city. On the hill we can visit the Basilica of the Lord of Monserrate, the handicraft area and delight in the typical cuisine. When descending, we will walk through the old neighborhood of Candelaria, the oldest in the city, visit the Botero museum and the Gold Museum, where the world's largest collection of pre-Hispanic goldsmiths is located. A plan to know and understand the city and its evolutionary process.
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Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULEBus Tours

Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Don’t worry about waiting for other travelers during this private city tour of Bogotá. Instead, choose the time that suits you and cover the city’s principal sites at your own pace, alongside a bilingual local guide who can provide historical and cultural context you might miss out on if exploring alone. To cap it off, tuck into a complimentary Colombian lunch for a holistic Bogotá experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Full-Day Tour Discovering BogotáBus Tours

Full-Day Tour Discovering Bogotá

Combine a history-themed sightseeing trip to Bogotá’s Candelaria area with a trip to the Monastery at Monserrate on this half-day excursion. Check out highlights like the Botero Museum, La Quinta de Bolivar, the Gold Museum, and more. After an included lunch, you’ll take a cable car to the top of Monserrate to view the Colombian capital from above.
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Bogota City Tour - Shared tour with daily departureHalf-day Tours

Bogota City Tour - Shared tour with daily departure

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Make the most of your visit to Bogota and uncover with us the best of the Colombian capital. We will do a 360º tour in which you will be able to know the modern part that attracts all the visitors, as well as its historical part that invites you to have a new perspective of its culture and traditions. The city tour starts in the modern neighborhood that surrounds Calle 93 and runs through the emblematic places in the north of the city such as Usaquén Park. Then we will uncover the main attractions of Bogotá until we reach the center of the city where we will visit the historic streets of La Candelaria, Plaza de Bolívar to end at sunset on Cerro Monserrate.
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