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"There is so much to see a top this iconic landmark. From shopping, sight seeing to soaking up all that nature has to offer. Be mindful: Monserrate is at an altitude of 3,152 meters above sea level. It's recommended to take it easy when you first arrive, especially if you're not used to high altitudes. Throughout the year, various religious and cultural events take place at Monserrate, so it's worth checking the local calendar. Remember to dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes, and stay hydrated. The weather can be cooler at the top, so it's a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater. Enjoy your visit to this iconic Bogotá landmark! "
"This mountain with a quaint white church at the top is the most popular tourist attraction in Bogota. There are two different options up the mountain: teleferico (gondola) or funicular (train car). Check the website for hours and rates! Bonus notes: - visit in the morning for best weather - VIP tickets available for extra cost to skip the lines - credit cards accepted - hiking is alternative free option but it is apparently quite a grind up the mountain "
"Monserrate is one of the most popular points of view in the city of Bogota, you can reach the top by stairs or cable car. I did it by stairs and is a long way but totally worth it. On the way you can find resting areas and food, as well on the top there are some food markets, restaurants, cafeterias, and handmade crafts. "

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