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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  • "The Infiernito" a visit that will not work if there is no guidance, given that is no good sign that illustrates the history of the pre-Columbian period, which of itself is interesting as a place of worship and Observatory. It is suitable not only have a person charged by the entrance that someone guiding have always available and illustrious history of the place, but if it is a festive bridge, which is when we have from my point of view, more visits.
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  • It is worth visiting this place, since it is outside the city, where you can go horse riding and enjoy the countryside.
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  • You have to imagine what it looked like in times gone by where the Muisca people told about the sun and solstices etc. The area has many phallis around so that is why the Catholics called it little he...  more »