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Cerro de Montserrate - Culture And Arts Bogotá - Colombia

If the altitude of Bogotá is not enough and you want to get a truly impressive view of the city, it is imperative that you head up to the top of the Cerro de Monserrate, 3,152 meters above sea level. The view on a clear day is breathtaking. Opened in 1929, the Cerro is a site for pilgrims, some of whom decide to make the journey to the top of the mountain on their knees. It is not recommend that you do this, especially when the pathway is deserted, as there their have been robberies. If you must walk the route, do so on the weekend or on a religious holiday, when the number of visitors increases. There are two other forms of reaching the top, either in the cable car or on the Funicular. Very often, if one of the aforementioned is running and in service, the other is not. The Cerro is open every day and also in the evening for the nighttime view of the city.

Location:

Cra 2 Este No. 21-48 Paseo Bolivar


La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

Culture and Arts

Getting There

If you are staying in the Candelaria then you can walk to the base, but caution is advised. In order to stay safe take a taxi.

Travel Tips:

HOURS: Funicular: Monday-Saturday 7:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; Sunday, holidays 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Teleférico: Monday-Saturday noon-midnight, Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Really think before climbing the hour long trek to the top, robberies of tourists on weekdays have become all too prevalent.

Price Description: Funicular or Teleférico (round trip): Monday-Saturday, holidays $8; after 5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday $9.50; Sunday $4.50.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

The Casa Quinta de Bolivar is across the road from the cable car.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 571 284 5700
URL: www.cerromonserrate.com



Here are other activities in and around La Candelaria that may be of interest: Teatro Colon and Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango.








By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
10 Mar 2011




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