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Monserrate

Listed under Easy Access Mountains in Bogotá, Colombia.

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The church on top of Monserrate, was built in the 17th Century, when hauling the building materials up to the top of the mountain’s 3,152m peak, would have been much more a sign of devotion that it would be today. The shrine is to “El Senor Caido” – Our Fallen Lord, and has made this mount, which looms over Bogota, a pilgrimage destination as well as a tourist one. You can usually tell the difference between the pilgrims and tourists by how they get to the top – generally the devotees walk up the hill then take the stairs and the visitors take the cable car or old funicular – though it doesn’t always work that way and it’s a nice walk for the views if you can manage it – though some reviews mention you could be robbed on route.

There’s a souvenir market beside the church as well as places to buy snacks etc.

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