Ascend to the top of Mount Monserrate, which towers over Bogota. From the summit--3,152 m (10,341 ft) above sea level--enjoy panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape. A 17th-century church perches atop the mountain, dedicated to El Señor Caído (The Fallen Lord), a name derived from a statue depicting Jesus after he was removed from the cross. Christians have used the site of the church as a place of worship since the 1620s, and it remains a popular destination for pilgrims. Nearby, various restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops provide refreshments and shopping for religious visitors and tourists alike. Get to the top by cable car or funicular, or join those on pilgrimage and make the tough trek on foot. Be wary of overexerting yourself on the mountain, as the high altitude can have adverse effects. Plan a trip to Bogota easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Mount Monserrate Tours
Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 8 hours
Bogotá Layover Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 6 hours
City tour 5 hours - Including Monserrate BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $92
Duration: 5 hours
Mount Monserrate Reviews
Es un lugar ideal para una escala larga en Bogotá. Ubicado a 35 minutos en taxi del aeropuerto, puedes llegar por unos 30000 a 35000 desde el Aeropuerto El Dorado. En marzo 2019 no están funcionando l... more »It is an ideal place for a long scale in Bogota. Located 35 minutes by taxi from the airport, you can reach by about 30000 to 35000 from El Dorado Airport. In March 2019 are not working the cable cars, if the funicular, which is frequently every 15 minutes and the journey to the top lasts 5 minutes. The cost of the ticket is 21000 Colombian pesos back and forth. You can pay in cash or with a credit card. At the top there are several restaurants and various handicraft shops. You can observe Bogota from the height and experience the 3150 meters above sea level. Not recommended for people with elevated blood pressure because upstairs there are stairs and walking with height is complex.
I went on a Wednesday around 9:30am and there was about a 5-10 minute wait to purchase the ticket on the funicular and almost immediate travel to the top. I had read about the risks of muggings, so I ... more »
Breathtaking views of the city! It’s amazing to have such a gorgeous natural feature in such a big city. Travel tips: - Sunday is probably the worst day to go. There is a (beautiful) church at the top and since most of the locals are Catholic, they go up there as well. It’s okay, just be prepared to fall in line for a long time. It’s still worth the wait. - You fall in line first to buy the ticket. You have 2 options (2 lines) - the tram which is the one we took and the train which looks scary, but might be fun! - Bring an umbrella in case it rains. Some vendors sell them too. - There is a line to go back down as well. So just be prepared to wait again.
Great view of Bogota. A landmark that's popular with both visitors and locals alike. This means long, long wait times in the cold, which is the only downside. The line for the cable car only gets longer and wraps around the street corner as the night progresses. There are several street vendors that sell hot drinks and food (e.g. grilled corn, sausage) that could help you manage the cold. I recommend coming with layers - it gets colder up on top of the mountain. The same line starts way before you see the ticketing office, which is a separate line entirely. Tip: get the ticket first- it's right underneath the building's entrance. The cable car takes only a few minutes to reach the top. It has a see through top so it provides a great preview of what you could see once you get out. There are several restaurants/food outlets on the mountain top as well as a church. The whole place was decorated with lots of Christmas lights when I went, which added a festive feeling to the whole experience.
Places to stay near Mount Monserrate
Plan your trip to Bogota
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Bogota
Hidden gems in Bogota
View all >
View all >
Nearby attractions in Bogota
Plans to Mount Monserrate by other users
12 days in Bogota BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Bogota BY A USER FROM QATAR June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM PERU August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in South America, Central America, Caribbean & Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium