Monserrate Hill in Bogotá: Where the Sun Rises and the Legends Live

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 km
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Duration 2h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Learn about the history and significance of the hill that was inhabited for centruries
  • Enjoy the magnificent eagle-eye view over the Colombian capital sprawling below
  • Get to know the evangelical episodes, preceding the resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Fall in love with Monserrate Hill and discover it with your private in-app audio tour
  • Spare some time for birdwatching and be all eyes to spot tiny elegant hummingbirds
Welcome to Monserrate Hill, a famous sight that dominates the capital of Colombia and is an impressive must-visit location for everyone visiting the city. Long before the Spanish colonial conquest, it was used by the indigenous Muisca civilization to worship their Sun God at a height of more than 3,000 meters. Throughout history, it was converted into a catholic pilgrimage site topped by a landmark skyward white church. As you ascend by the funicular or cable car over the emerald wildwoods, be ready for a literally breathtaking view and some lightheadedness. You will then walk up the hill along the Way of the Cross and pass its fourteen stations with life-size sculptures that tell the story of the dramatic last journey of Jesus Christ. Proceeding to the very summit, you will get to the Sanctuary of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate. There, you will contemplate the vivid image of Our Lady of Monserrat, which is venerated at the Montserrat mountain in Catalonia, a namesake of Monserrate, and petitioned for miracles. Next, you will stroll the bustling Artisan Passage of the Craft Market and get a chance to sample local food and drinks for a quick yet well-deserved refreshment. After the tour, don't miss visiting the majestic colonial-era restaurants on the hilltop to savor Colombian dishes and admire the scenic views of Bogotá. No matter what your religion is, join the tour and engage with the unique spiritual harmony of this exceptional place!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation from one stop to another
  • Recommendations on where to dine at the top of the hill
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Tickets to the Funicular or Cable Car (23.500 pesos, round trip)
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Taquilla Funicular Monserrate
Taquilla Funicular Monserrate, Santa Fé
Restaurante Casa Santa Clara
Santa Fé

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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