Mount Monserrate
Mount Monserrate
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Head to Mount Monserrate for some of the best views in Bogota at over 10,000 feet above sea level. You can get to the peak by riding a family-friendly train, taking a cable car, or taking a 1.5-mile hike through the Colombian forest. At the peak, the highlight is the impressive 17th-century monastery and pilgrimage site that overlooks the city. You can recharge at the hilltop cafe or explore the mountain’s open-air market, which sells Colombian crafts and souvenirs. You can check out Mount Monserrate on a tour of the Colombian capital, which typically includes a stop here. Visit early morning or late afternoon for cooler temperatures and fewer crowds. – Tripadvisor
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  • Malachy Kealey
    Preston, United Kingdom192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mountain-top views of Bogotá. Definetely worth the effort.
    Its a great walk up the mountain of Monserrate, with plenty of views of the city of Bogotá along way. There are stalls selling food and drink so you can make sure you keep hydrated along the way. Its mostly walking up steps so dont make the mistake that I did and bring your bike thinking you can cycle up there!! Once you get to the top of the mountain its a lovely little place. You are greeted with amazing views of Bogotá and a number of food stalls and gift shops + toilets. Not to mention the church which sits on top of the mountain. Looking over the city while listening to the church bells ringing is quite a fantastic feeling. Its a tough walk, but if you're up for a challenge then go ahead! Get yourself up there!!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 July 2023
  • 4NHTraveler
    New Hampshire250 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular views!
    This experience was very interesting. When you get to the bottom of the hill you can purchase tickets (one way or round trip). It was somewhat confusing because it had hours posted for the funicular and the teleférico and it seemed that the funicular wasn’t running as most people were funneled into the teleférico line but I did see some people in line for the funicular ??? There was a line for ticket sales as well as to get on. The lines took maybe 30 minutes or so to get through. When we got on, it was drizzling rain, but shorty cleared up. The view from the top was awesome. There is also the church and some vendors for souvenirs at the top. Overall it was worth a trip and I recommend you going if you were in the area.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • ncorwyn
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Literally not for the faint of heart if you choose to walk up!
    This is a serious hike with many very steep sections. The altitude is a big factor, especially if you’re not acclimated. We loved the challenge and the forest is beautiful. The views from the top are awesome. The trail is paved with stones and can be slippery. I recommend buying some coca tea at the top for energy replenishment and relief from the effects of altitude.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Thomas_KKK
    Aalborg, Denmark38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent view, humming birds and unique means of transportation
    This is a must. Everyone seems to say so, and it is for a good reason. The view is obviously very good, but it is also worth for seeing the humming birds and the landscape in general. Both the funicular and teleférico are an experience in itself. It is possible to take the one up, and a different one down. The contrast to Bogotá is immense. Be careful of potholes and stray dogs on the somewhat steep walking path to the ticket office. There are a few places to get drinks and eat. Including tea de coca, which is good if you feel lighthearted from the height. Being a sweater, it is colder than Bogotá, but still pleasant.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Elizabeth
    Lafayette, Louisiana37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sight
    Wow!! What a beautiful sight to see. I happy I had the chance to experience it. However the wait line was long to get down the mountain. I advise being able to walk and stand for at least 1.5 hours.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
  • family-from-Scotland
    66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent views of Bogata
    We walked from our hotel in the centro histórico to the ticket office and bought return tickets. The walking route is closed throughout September. The views and atmosphere on a Tuesday were fantastic- hummingbirds, Spanish mass and amazing views. Great value for a first day in the city.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • blkdoggy421
    Pembroke Pines, Florida97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful View , long wait
    Once you get up there the view was great, you can see the whole city. Santa Clara restaurant was fantastic, service was exceptional and so was the food. If you're up there and want a fancier sit down meal that is the place to go. Note it is a little pricier but wort the the money. Now for the bad side, When we bought the tickets the web site did mention that the funicular was closed and that only the Gondola lift was working, they did not mention that the wait time going up and coming down could be 1 1/2 hrs plus . We stayed because you do not get a refund, and since we were already there. They could have had a set number of people that can go and state reservations were full.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Rosa G
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Great view, great atmosphere, definitely will go back Advise buy the tickets with the skip the lines, lines can be very long and wait times to go up or down can be tiresome. The church is very beautiful, and functional so you can hear mass or confess over there. Don’t forget to make a wish in the well, and do a little shopping.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 November 2023
  • Liane M
    Alice Springs, Australia355 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent walk down the mountain from a great height.
    We took the teleférico up and enjoyed looking at the view. However there were lots of stores all trying to sell us things which was a bit annoying. The church is lovely and there was a service in when we were there. But for us the highlight was walking down the mountain. There is a path and it’s listed as a Camino, part of the Camino De Santiago. There were lots of steps and even railings and the view was incredible!! Highly recommend it!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Andersonsabroad
    Paphos District, Cyprus343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If hiking go early and be prepared
    The hiking trail is just one of a few different ways to reach the top. The other includes funicular and cable car. My son and I decided to walk up. He managed it fine until marker 6 then even he struggled. I however started to struggle by marker 1. As I live near the sea and had only just arrived in Bogotá I discovered that you can get altitude sickness. Near marker 4 I was physically sick. The positives are that the views are amazing. There are birds and nature to see going up. There are drink vendors on the way up. Lots at the top and bottom. I would recommend going earlier as cooler (wear sunscreen-I got burnt), good comfortable shoes. At times the path and steps are very uneven and slippery with leaves so be careful. I am of average fitness and was totally caught out by it. Yet, I saw a few people run up it? Just be careful if not used to the altitude.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 January 2024
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Andrew H
Seattle, WA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Super fun. Beautiful views of the city. Lots of interesting plants and birds up there.

There are a couple of restaurant options, including a wonderful fine dining place.

Colder up there so bring layers. And the elevation gain was enough to kick in a wicked headache - much like Cusco, Peru. There was coca tea there - so that helped.
Written 5 June 2024
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travelling_kitten
Panama City, Panama107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We went in the afternoon to see the sun go down, spectacular! And then see the city lights since you will be able to see the whole city.

The gondola ride is fun but on weekends gets really busy. We had to line for about 30 minutes on the way down.

There are a couple nice restaurants at the top. In one I ordered coca leaf tea to help with the height dizziness.
Written 29 May 2024
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Equitecnoc
Zurich, Switzerland172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Here are some tips. Go early in the morning for the train. The line is not huge. Especially on a Monday. Avoid weekend if you can.
Buy a round trip ticket. Bring cash with you. You can not always pay by credit card unless you spend over 20’000 COP. Bathroom cost 1’000 COP. Or no bathroom access for you. If you decide to walk down, bring good shoes with grip. The path is only stone and they are very slippery when wet.
Written 28 May 2024
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Blmhouston
Tuscaloosa, AL787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It was raining and cloudy when we took the cable car to the top of Monserrate. Even so it’s a spectacular place. The shopping market is outdoor stalls partially covered save really touristy. The restaurant selection is good. Well worth a visit.
Written 13 May 2024
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D-Sharp
Norwood, MA74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Went here with my girlfriend . We took the train up , she was too afraid to take the cable car. The views are breathtakingly beautiful. The restaurant was very tasty and surprisingly inexpensive.
Written 7 May 2024
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Maricela M
San Jose, Costa Rica47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Once you are up there the view is beautiful!
There is a lot of people selling Colombian things for a good price. There is also a machine that gives you a Monserrate Coin that is a nice souvenir, important; the machine only accepts the exact amount no coins and the bill needs to be in a good state.

If you want to go up in the Funicular try to use the last spot it have the best view

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Written 7 May 2024
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Kamhi
Vancouver, Canada143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
There is no place closer than 2,600 meters to the stars. 😂. (Vas a estar 2600 metros más cerca de las estrellas 🌟 ) This place has a wonderful view. I can definitely say that it was worth waiting in line for the cable car. Don't forget to take your place on the cable car. Each cabin can accommodate 40 people. You may wait a bit in line. Stand back and enjoy the two-way view. It's all about the contrasts of life 😂
Written 24 April 2024
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Herman L
Atlanta, GA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful view. The ride up in the cable car was nice.

Trying to get down was not a good experience! The line for return was at least an hour. We bought round-trip tickets at the bottom, but they neglected to say that unless you want to stay in line at the top you have to get a different return ticket at the top for preferred access to the cable car. So throw away the round trip.
Written 26 March 2024
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I went there early in the morning. I just hiked to the top of the mountain. The scenery is just breathtaking, it has beautiful views of the city. Try to go early in the morning because there are many crowds. I recommend to attend mass at the shrine. Avoid going late because they close at 1.00 p.m.
Written 17 March 2024
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JD
Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Nice place to spend a couple of hours. We took an Uber to the funicular's ticket booth. We paid senior rate for return tickets. We didn’t have to wait long for the cable car. enjoyed the ride up. It was cloudy with occasional drizzle at the top the temperature was about 20c .By the time we had gone to the church the sky was still cloudy but no rain. There are a lot of vendors selling local food and souvenirs. The gardens are well tended. Plenty of plants and trees. We were not used to the altitude in Bogota and up at the Monserrat. I was a little winded walking around. I don’t think I could have walked up. We were glad we checked it out. We may have stayed longer if it would have been a brighter day. There were quite a lot of people so
The wait for the cable car to go down was a lot longer than going up.
Written 8 March 2024
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