The restaurants at Cerro de Monserrate with a clear view of the church of Guadalupe and Andes mountains
Cerro de Monserrate, Bogotá

For about eight dollars, a cable car will take you to the top of a 10,300-foot mountain where you can eat at a good restaurant, walk the scenic gardens and view the fantastic reach of Bogotá. Monserrate Monastery is a 100-year-old church that replaced one destroyed by an earthquake, and higher up is a section designated for vendors where you can buy products made from coco leaves such as tea, wine, soda, liquor, and souvenirs. The indigenous Indians are allowed to sell coco products, however, you would not be allowed to bring these items into the States. Monserrate may have the highest percentage of foreigners you will find in one place in Colombia.

White church of Cerro de Monserrate and walkway through gardens
A view of Guadalupe Hill surrounded by green forest
A statue of Jesus Christ on a stone block with the Andes mountains in the background under cloudy skies
Bogota vista with a flowering garden in the foreground
Red-tile roof houses on the top of Cerro de Monserrate with the green Andes in the background under blue skies
The grandeur of the Andes mountains behind a statue of Jesus Chris
Garden, walkway and the Andes on top of Cerro de Monserrate
The white Monserrate Monastery at the edge of a hill under blue skies
A walkway in the gardens of Cerro de Monserrate
A statue of a man bearing a cross
An orange cable car close to the white cable station with a flowering garden in the foreground
Vista of north of Bogotá from the Cerro de Monserrate restaurant
Vista of Cerro de Monserrate and Andes on a dark day
A cloudy day on top of Cerro de Monserrate
A house with a castle tower peaking through the trees