Monserrate is a mountain that forms much of the backdrop to the city center of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. The mountain rises to over 10,000 feet above sea level. There is a 17th century church with a shrine, devoted to The Fallen Lord onj the top of the mountain. Monserrate has become a pilgrim destination for local and regional Catholics, as well as a major tourist attraction. In addition to the church, the summit contains restaurants, a cafeteria, a souvenir shop and other tourist facilities. Monserrate can be accessed by aerial tramway, a funicular or by climbing, the preferred way of pilgrims, although the climb is discouraged due to the probability that the pilgrim may be robbed. .