Guadalupe Sanctuary and its Charms

Monserrate sanctuary is probably one of the most popular, if not the most popular attraction for visitors to Bogotá. Guadalupe Sanctuary, however, has largely been ignored. Curious visitors sometimes ask about the statue that can be seen at the top of the mountain, but few ever ask how to get there and even fewer ever make their up way to the top. The hill upon which it lies was better know to indigenous people as "Grandmother's Foot", while its neighboring twin (Monserrate) was called "Grandfather's Foot". Both were considered to be sacred places by the Muisca people, which is one of the primary reasons that the Spanish chose these hills for their religious sanctuaries. The first hermitage

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