Colombia
Colombia map
South America
Home
Cerros Orientales of Bogotá

Cerro de Monserrate 3'152 m & Cerro de Guadalupe 3'317 m

PNamibia
Bromo Tengger Semeru Nationalpark
map Tablet und Mobile

The Cerro Monserrate and the Cerro Guadalupe are situated in the east of the capital city Bogotá. Both mountains are icons of Bogota's cityscape. Bogotá (2'640 m) is after Quito (2'850 m) in Ecuador and Sucre (2'808 m) in Bolivia, the third-highest capital city in South America. The city is on a high plateau, known as Savannah of Bogotá, and bordered in the east by the Cordillera Oriental.

On the summit of the Cerro Monserrate is a catholic pilgrimage church. The site is connected from Bogotá by an aerial tramway and a funicular.

 At the top of the Cerro Guadalupe there is a small chapel consecrated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and a statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception which stands 15 meters tall. The first chapel on the Cerro Guadalupe was built in 1656, but destroyed by earthquakes. After the chapel was rebuilt and the statue was created by sculptor Gustavo Arcila.

 

SCADTA issue 1921 – 1928

Third SCADTA Series, perforation 11½
(pilgrimage church on the right mountain)
1p greyblack, 2p  rose, 3p violet and 5p olivegreen. 

Fourth SCADTA Series, perforation 14:14½
(pilgrimage church on the left mountain)
1p greyblack, 2p  rose, 3p violet and 5p olivegreen. 

Colombia 1921-1928, third and fourth SCADTA issue.

The peso values of the third and fourth SCADTA issues are showing the main square of the city of Bogota with the Cerros Monserrate and Guadalupe in the background. The 1921 issue is showing the pilgrimage church on the right mountain (Cerro Guadelupe).

This was an error which was corrected on the fourth issue, where the church correctly appears on the left mountain, the Cerro Monserrate.

SCADTA Airmail stamps of the third and fourth issue were overprinted for sale in some countries outside Colombia. The agencies sold SCADTA stamps overprinted with large letter, the initials of the country of origin in Spanish. The issues were overprinted to prevent currency speculation.

The complete of the overprinted letters are: A=Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, A-U=Argentina-Uruquay, B=Belgium, Bo=Bolivia, Br=Brazil, C=Cuba, Ca=Canada, Ch=Chile, CR=Costa Rica, D=Denmark, E=Spain, EU=United States, F=France, G.B.=Great Britain, H=Netherlands or Netherlands Antilles, I=Italy, P=Panama and Canal Zone, Pe=Peru, S=Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Su=Sweden, V=Venezuela.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 1959

Colombia 1948
The Cathedral on Plaza de Bolivar in Bogotá in the foreground.
The Cerros Monserrate and Guadelupe in the background. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 1959

Colombia 1959
The stamp is showing a Lockheed Super Constellation over the Cerro de Monserrate & Cerro de Guadalupe. 

 


Colombia 1958, Pater Almanza (1840-1927).
The 25 Centavos stamp is existing overprinted "UNIFICADO" (1959). 

The stamps are showing the church of San Diego (Bogotá) and the eastern hills (Cerros Orientales), just in the north of the Cerro de Monserrate and Cerro de Guadalupe.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 1988

Colombia 1962, "75 years Colombian Society of Engineers".
Colombian engineers Miguel Triana (1859-1931) und Andrés A. Arroyo (1858-1900).

The stamp is showing the areal tramway up to the Cerro de Monserrate in the background. It was inaugurated on September 27, 1955 and has two cabins, each for 40 passengers. At the right the funicular can also be seen.  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate stamp 1968

Colombia 1968
The Cathedral on Plaza de Bolivar in Bogotá in the foreground.
The Cerro Monserrate in the background.  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 1986

Colombia 1986, "Visit of Pope John Paul II".
The stamp is showing the Cerros Monserrate und Guadalupe in the background.  

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 1988

Colombia 1988, "EXFILBO 88", 450 years city of Bogotá.
The stamp is showing the Cerros Monserrate und Guadalupe.

 

www.mountainstamp.com  Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 1988

Colombia 1990
Statue of General Francisco de Paula Santander (1792-1840) in Bogotá.
The Cerro de Monserrate in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 1988

Colombia 1998, Universado de los Andes.
The Cerros de Monserrate and Guadalupe in the background.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 2003

Colombia 2003 , Transmilenio.
The Cerro de Monserrate in the background. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 2003

Colombia 2005, Colpatria.
The Cerro de Monserrate in the background. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 2005

Colombia 2005, "Centenary Rotary International".
The stamp is showing a view from Bogotá towards the Cerros Monserrate und Guadalupe. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cerro de Montserrate and Cerro de Guadelupe stamp 2010

Colombia 2010, historic painting of Bogotá from 1810.
The stamp is showing Bogotá at sunrise, the Rio San Francisco or Vicachá and the Cerros Monserrate und Guadalupe. 

 

top

www.mountainstamp.com

Colombia
Colombia map
South America
Home