Cerro Monserrate / Monserrate Mountain, Bogota, Colombia: The Lowdown!

One of the places you will want to see in Bogota is the Cerro Monserrate –or Monserrate Mountain. 

It is about 10-thousand feet above sea level. 

You can take a train —called a funicular in Spanish–to the mountaintop.

Take a look at this video from inside the funicular while I was going up the side of the mountain. ​

A roundtrip costs 21-thousand pesos Colombians or about seven U-S dollars.

 At the top of the mountain, you will find this church –el Santuario Monserrate — a church built in 1915, –where the faithful can still attend mass on Tuesdays through Saturdays. 

You can also have a snack or eat dinner at one of the many restaurants where you can try ajiaco (pictured here), a traditional stew-like dish often made with chicken, three types of potatoes, and a herb called “guascas” which are often served with a side of capers and sour cream. 

And on a clear day, you can see a panoramic view of Bogota, the third highest capital city in the world, that will take your breath away. 

That’s the Lowdown!


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