Laguna de Guatavita, Tierra Negra

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Follow the trail of mythical El Dorado and you'll end up at Laguna de Guatavita. Legend has it that a Muisca tribal chief known as El Dorado--the Golden One--covered himself in golden dust and disappeared into the mysterious crater lake to fulfill an initiation rite. Over the centuries, the myth evolved until El Dorado came to represent a lost city allegedly hiding an abundance of treasures. While you're unlikely to find material riches on a visit to the site, you can enjoy splendid views of the circular lake and its surrounding area. Plan to see Laguna de Guatavita and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tierra Negra trip itinerary maker.
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  • Both the history and the lagoon are incredible. Go there and visit it is worth. They are two very well used visiting hours!
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  • It is interesting to imagine all what did our ancestors on this site, the billboards are a very thoughtful messages, when I went there was no guide why because they had no contract... overall a good place to learn.
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  • A place full of nature magic and where you can see a sacred place for the muisca culture. Place that started the legend of "El Dorado".
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