Cerro de Monserrate in Bogotá

  • Cerro de Monserrate in Bogotá

Cerro de Monserrate in Bogotá

Image taken from Tourism by Colombia.com

The hill of Monserrate is the best known of the Eastern hills of Bogotá . Next to Guadalupe is one of the tutelary hills of the city. Monserrate has an altitude of 3152 m and is located on the eastern mountain range . 1 The hills of Bogotá , of sedimentary origin, are at least 16 million years old, with rocks of Cretaceous age belonging to the Guadeloupe Group, in what refers to the geological aspect. Until the mid- seventeenth century it was known as Las Nieves hill. The Basilica of the Lord of Monserrate has been a place of religious pilgrimage since colonial times and is a natural, religious, gastronomic attraction of the city. You can ascend to the hill by the pedestrian path, by cable car or by funicular .

Taken from Wikipedia