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Monserrate Mountain News

Discovering Spanish-American religious culture in Colombia Special

Bogot - Monserrate Mountain is part of the Oriental Hills, which is the natural eastern boundary of the city of Bogotá, Colombia. The Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ atop the 3.152-meter-high mountain is visited by thousands of religious pilgrims.
 

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Downtown Bogotá seen from the Cable Car ascending from  La Candelaria  to Monserrate Mountain.
Downtown Bogotá seen from the Cable Car ascending from "La Candelaria" to Monserrate Mountain.
 The Fallen Christ  (El Señor Caído). Wood carving by Colombian sculptor Pedro Lugo y Albarracín ...
"The Fallen Christ" (El Señor Caído). Wood carving by Colombian sculptor Pedro Lugo y Albarracín (ca. 1656).
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Partial view of Bogotá  Colombia  from Monserrate Mountain. Bogota El Dorado International Airport ...
Partial view of Bogotá, Colombia, from Monserrate Mountain. Bogota El Dorado International Airport (in the center of the picture) is located 15 kilometres from downtown Bogotá.
The Santuary of the Fallen Christ sits atop Monserrate Mountain  part of the  Cerros Orientales  nea...
The Santuary of the Fallen Christ sits atop Monserrate Mountain, part of the "Cerros Orientales" near the Bogotá City Center.
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Partial view of the city of Bogotá from Monserrate Mountain.
Partial view of the city of Bogotá from Monserrate Mountain.
The Sanctuary of Monserrate on the 3.152-meter-high mountain overlooking Bogotá; Colombia is visite...
The Sanctuary of Monserrate on the 3.152-meter-high mountain overlooking Bogotá; Colombia is visited by thousands of religious pilgrims.
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Faithful attend a religious service at the Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ. The religious carving sho...
Faithful attend a religious service at the Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ. The religious carving shown in the center of the picture, behind the priest, dates from the 17th Century. The image has been attributed miraculous powers.

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