Archaeological Site El Infiernito, Villa de Leyva

Head to Archaeological Site El Infiernito, an unusual ancient area of the pre-Columbian Muisca civilisation, dubbed "little hell” by Spanish conquistadors because of its percieved Paganistic ritual practices. The 600 year old monoliths that adorn the site appear unmistakably phallic in shape, said to indicate a reverence to fertility. The archaeology links to practices of astronomy, agriculture, and religion. Remember your camera as these structures should be captured. Add Archaeological Site El Infiernito to your Villa de Leyva travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Villa de Leyva trip planner .
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  • surprising this Archaeological Park which includes phallic sculptures. the visit is not very long it is well-kept and nice to walk around
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  • Fascinating site and a guide is essential who can explain the relevance of the stone and linear format.  more »
  • Another place of special interest in Villa de Leyva. Also is known as the Archaeological Park of El Infiernito or pre-Columbian Observatory Zaquenzipa, although with so many names to my I caused a small cluelessness... the site is striking but the lack of information and guidance make it boring, or in our case very fun by the fact of phallic symbols, but without clear information of the because the purpose or use that I had this place for Indians. In this way only you can do a small journey and take photographs. There you can find various monoliths with phallic shape, and two rows of columns which is said was the Observatory, as well as a dolmen unearthed not long ago... The entrance are $7,000 and this price that unless a guide or a prospectus... even though that is under the supervision of the Pedagogical University, it is expected that there was a good explanation of the area, but noted for his absence... Barely the guard comes to the entrance and says that you can go for free... just four go it shows and explains the key points of the place a little... If care okay, but the lack of attention by the Administration puts in the wrong place... I suggest that before you visit it are reported to this matter to go not so clueless... But it is worth...
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