Photographer's Note

On Sunday, the weather was fine and I went by funicular to Montserrate. Many other people had the same idea so I had to wait in a quite long queue. But it was worth waiting. The view of Bogota is spectacular.

Monserrate (named after Catalan homonym mountain Montserrat) is a high mountain that dominates the city center of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. It rises to 3,152 meters above the sea level, where there is a church (built in the 17th century) with a shrine, devoted to El Señor Caído ("The Fallen Lord").

The Mountain, already considered sacred in pre-Columbian times when the area was inhabited by the indigenous Muisca, is a pilgrim destination, as well as a major tourist attraction. Monserrate can be accessed by aerial tramway (a cable car known as the teleférico), by funicular, or by climbing, the preferred way of pilgrims.

All downtown Bogotá, south Bogotá and some sections of the north of the city are visible facing west, making it a popular destination to watch the sunset over the city. Wikipedia)

Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santa is the capital of Colombia, and one of the largest cities in the world It is the political, economic, administrative, and industrial center of the country.

Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on 6 August 1538 by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca, the indigenous inhabitants of the Altiplano. Santafé (its name after 1540) became the seat of the government of the Spanish Royal Audiencia of the New Kingdom of Granada (created in 1550), and then after 1717 it was the capital of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. After the Battle of Boyacá on 7 August 1819, Bogotá became the capital of the independent nation of Gran Colombia. It was Simón Bolívar who rebaptized the city with the name of Bogotá, as a way of honoring the Muisca people and as an emancipation act towards the Spanish crown.

The city is located in the center of Colombia, on a high plateau known as the Bogotá savanna, part of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. Bogotá is the third-highest capital in South America and in the world after Quito and La Paz, at an average of 2,640 meters above sea level.

Population (2022)
• Capital city 8,034,649
• Metro 12,772,828

In the photo, the gray building is BD Bacata - the tallest building in the country
South tower:
216 m
North tower:
167 m


Photo Information
  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13725 W: 141 N: 35560] (159898)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2022-07-30
  • Exposición: 1/21 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2022-08-17 14:52
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Points: 40
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13725 W: 141 N: 35560] (159898)
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