The el Cerro Monserrate (Monserrate peak) is a hill, which dominates Bogota's city center. It was considered sacred in the past when the indigenous Muisca occupied it.
Apart from being a tourist destination, it is a pilgrimage venue as well. The Church apart, the summit contains souvenir shops, cafeteria, and restaurants, along with several other tourist facilities. One can access this summit via aerial tramway, by climbing or through a funicular (cable traction vehicle). Pilgrims prefer to reach the summit by climbing the hill.
The climbing route was closed because of wildfires, and drought. However, it was reopened to the public in 2017.