Guadalupe Hill, Bogota

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Guadalupe Hill is a 3,360-metre (11,020 ft) high hill located in the Eastern Hills, uphill from the centre of Bogotá, Colombia. Together with its neighbouring hill Monserrate it is one of the landmarks of Bogotá. At the top of the hill a hermitage and a 15-metre (49 ft) high statue has been erected. The statue was elaborated by sculptor Gustavo Arcila Uribe in 1946 and is accompanied by a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Guadalupe Hill is the type locality of the Guadalupe Group, a Late Cretaceous sedimentary sequence of sandstones and shales of 750 metres (2,460 ft) thick. The formation is thrusted on top of younger strata by the reverse Bogotá Fault during the Andean orogeny. The hill is the source for the Manzanares and El Chuscal creeks that flow westwards onto the Bogotá savanna.


Historically, Guadalupe Hill was an important sacred site for the indigenous Muisca, who inhabited the Bogotá savanna and surrounding regions before the Spanish conquest. During the colonial period, Guadalupe Hill contained a cross and the hermitage that was destroyed by various earthquakes in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. On Sundays, Guadalupe Hill and its chapel and statue are visited by tourists and pilgrims from Bogotá, accessing the hill either by road and public transport or via a walking trail to the hilltop.
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  • Just went to see the statue. First of all - it is very safe.. A lot of police and military personal on the way and on the top. 20 mins driving from Bogota. The road is montanious and curvy. We...  more »
  • Getting there you have to drive through Los Laches neighborhood, which is very very sketchy dangerous part of Bogota. So do it on a busy day like Sunday, be ready to hit the gas when on traffic...  more »
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  • Excellent place to go if you really want to admire Bogotá from as high as it can get (3300 meters above sea level). However, it may get cold and it is very likely to rain during the following months. Although Bogota’s air is highly polluted right now, the sight view would still be amazing. Last but not least, the easiest way to get their is by car or in a bus, it may take very long walking.
  • Small place to parking. There are a church with many people Probably good view without clouds
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