La Basílica Santuario del Señor Caído de Monserrate, Bogota

La Basílica Santuario del Señor Caído de Monserrate, Bogota (must see)

The Basilica of the Fallen Lord Christ of Monserrate is a Catholic basilica located at the top of Monserrate hill, a sanctuary that became a pilgrimage destination since the 17th century. Originally built as a colonial chapel, it was finished in 1657 and dedicated to the Fallen Lord Christ. The statue of Fallen Christ, work of Pedro de Lugo Albarracín, is still standing next to the church, dating from the mid 1650s. For centuries, many miracles have been attributed to this statue, making the Monserrate Church and the statue a popular pilgrimage destination. The growing number of worshipers and the damage incurred in the original construction during the 1917 earthquake, forced authorities to build a new church at the top of the hill. It was designed by architect Arturo Concha Jaramillo in Neo-Gothic style. The new church was built with the help of pilgrims who climbed the hill to visit the Fallen Lord of Monserrate, carrying at least one brick; it was completed in 1925.

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La Basílica Santuario del Señor Caído de Monserrate on Map

Sight Name: La Basílica Santuario del Señor Caído de Monserrate
Sight Location: Bogota, Colombia (See walking tours in Bogota)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Bogota, Colombia

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Cerro de Monserrate Tour

Cerro de Monserrate Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles
Architectural Jewels

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Bogota Shopping Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
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The capital of Colombia Bogotá is a sprawling, high-altitude metropolis renowned for its rich historical scene. The cobblestoned center of the city, known as La Candelaria, abounds in colonial-era architecture and numerous museums, including Museo Botero, showcasing Fernando Botero's works, Museo del Oro (museum of gold) and others. The most notable sites of Bogotá are included in this...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles

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