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Cerro de Monserrate

Listed under Lovely Rural Hills in Appalachian States, United States.

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'Although dense smog often obscures the skyline, the view of chaotic Bogotá from Monserrate Hill is still breathtaking. The panorama extends from the Río Bogotá to La Candelaria, whose red Spanish tiles make it easy to spot, especially in the early morning. The church on top of Monserrate houses an image of the Fallen Christ that is a popular destination for pilgrims. The teleférico (cable car) or the tram leaves every half hour from Monserrate Station near Quinta de Bolívar for the 15-minute journey to the peak. Avoid the hour-long trek up a winding footpath except on Sunday, when it is crowded with pilgrims.


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