You can’t miss Monserrate on your trip to Bogotá. And now, you can’t miss its free official walking tour. Discover the best of the most touristic spot of the city with us and enjoy being guided along mount Monserrate and having unique experiences such as tasting traditional Colombian food and flipping a lucky coin. Get amazed by the great views of Bogotá, receive insights of the city and learn some interesting information about Catholicism and Colombian costumes and traditions.
You probably know that Monserrate is a must-do in Bogotá. But, instead of going to see it and taking pictures just because, what about giving yourself the chance to immerse in this citizens’ sanctuary with the official Monserrate free tour?
Find our yellow umbrella at the exit of the cable car or funicular station, at the top of the mountain. Once you have met our tour guide and the rest of the group, this hour-and-half tour will start. To begin with, he will explain to you how Monserrate became a place of pilgrimage and how, over time, it also became a touristic place due to its outstanding viewpoints of Bogotá and a hiking destination or a workout zone for those who are into exercising.
You will walk along the Stations of the Cross Path (Vía Crucis) while you learn more about our characteristic flora and fauna. You will be part of the wishing well tradition of flipping coins and making wishes (a costume that has been there for decades) by flipping your own coin.
Afterward, you will go to Santa Clara’s restaurant and coffee to taste a traditional snack: a hot chocolate drink and cheese. Then you will be able to stop in the viewpoint where photos of the imposing views of the city will be taken. You will get to know all the superstitions, sayings, and interesting though most of the time unknown facts about the hill. You will walk inside the Basilica of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate to understand the importance of Catholicism for Colombians’ identity.
Finally, you will have the last stop at Monserrate Parrilla Restaurant where you will try patacón con hogao, a traditional crunchy, delicious snack, with a sugarcane-based hot drink called agua panela.
We assure you this will be a whole different way of visiting such a touristic place.
This tour has a suggestion of USD 8.
Travelers recommend: Free Walking Tour Bogotá
Monserrate is one of the most touristic places in Bogotá. Usually, it has a waiting line to buy the tickets. We recommend you coming 30 or 40 minutes before the scheduled tour so you get on time to the top of the hill.