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Montserrate: a birdlook to Bogotá

Bogota is a capital city between the mountains, located at 2600 metres above sea level. There’s even a higher point where a Cathedral is built: Montserrate, taking the same name from the mountain in Catalonia, is located at 3150 meters. It is a sacred place from the time of the indigenous people, the Muiscas. When you are at the old town, la Candelaria, you can see it above, you can even walk there if you are fit enough, it is about a 45 minutes climb. You have other two options: the teleferic and the funicular, the return price is a bit more than 10 USD. When you reach to the top you will have a bird look over Bogota, a city full of blocks spread out the valley, you see green areas though. The Cathedral is simple yet has certain details, the sculptures of Virgin Mary and Jesus are black coloured, it is interesting to see that. There are beautiful stained glasses at the back. Both restaurants at the hill have to be reserved before arrival.