Monserrate, a hill that was considered sacred in pre-Colombian times dominates the center of the city of Bogota. Boasting of a height of 3,152 meters above sea level, one can find a shrine as well as a church at its top, devoted to `The Fallen Lord.'
Apart from being an extremely popular tourist destination, Monserrate is a destination for pilgrims as well. The summit also contains numerous smaller tourist facilities, restaurants, souvenir shops, and cafeterias. One can access the summit by climbing, a funicular, or by aerial tramway.
However, because of several drought, landslides, and wildfires there was an indefinite closure of the climbing route, which was reopened in 2017.