Archaeological Site El Infiernito, Villa de Leyva

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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. To visit Archaeological Site El Infiernito on your trip to Villa de Leyva, use our Villa de Leyva trip generator.
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  • It truth this a little withdrawal of the people and not there is much that see, only some few stones carved by indigenous to the weather and the information that dan is very poor there are best sites for go. It's not worth it
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  • I bring me things I did not know about the muisca culture, and climate analyses that there were I think a nice place and appropriate to meet him.
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  • It certainly doesn't compare to the majesty of stonehenge, but it's still worth seeing and interesting. I wasn't prepared for all the fertility stones (carved as erect penis) scattered around the area...  more »