If you want to know how to climb Monserrate and enjoy a beautiful view, we tell you what the 3 options are.
Monserrate became one of those unmissable places in Bogotá, which is why both tourists and locals love to climb to the top of the hill. In addition, hundreds of people arrive there every day who want to visit one of the capital’s pilgrimage sites, as well as have one of the best views of Bogotá and enjoy nature where some paramo forests are still preserved.
How to get to Monserrate
The first thing you should know is that the climate of this hill is much colder than that of the city itself, for this reason you have to climb with warm clothes, although sometimes it can also be sunny, especially in the mornings. Once you reach the top you can enjoy the typical food of the capital, such as a good chocolate with cheese and almojábana.
If you have a good physique and want to climb the irregular steps, you can choose to reach the top of Monserrate along the 2,350-meter trail. It is important that you carry liquid so that you hydrate, apply sunscreen, and you must also follow the instructions about the precautions that consist of always keeping to the right and not deviating from the path for any reason.
If you want to go up in the cable car, what you have to know is that it is a 4-minute journey in a cabin pulled by cables in which 40 passengers travel. From there you can admire through the large windows, the wooded vegetation, as well as the panoramic view of a sector of the city. The cable car runs on Mondays from 6:30am to midnight (except holidays), Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to midnight and on Sundays from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
If you want to go up on the funicular, it is a small train that, through its slow pace, passengers can look at the forest and part of the city from its windows and roof. The funicular runs from Tuesday to Friday from 6:30am to 11:45am, Saturday from 6:30am to 4pm, Sunday from 6:30am to 6:30pm, holidays from 7am to 6:30pm.
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