Archaeological Site El Infiernito, Villa de Leyva

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#8 of 18 in Historic Sites in Boyaca Department
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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  • This is an ancient, indigenous people's homage to the male fertility symbol. Yes. It is a garden of large, stone, anatomically-accurate (except in their extremely large size) male phalluses. They say ...  more »
  • Honestly, I didn't, there was no guide to the tour guide, it is a cozy and quiet place.
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  • Despite being closed and with collection of input, the place for those who love story is a must for the people Muísca. In addition to a system of rocks theoretically associated with astronomical phenomena, the place is filled with phallic monoliths associated with great concern of the people. Quick ride and got a taxi at the station Leyva led me to infiernito and the winery Leyva by 50,000 Colombian pesos.
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A popular destination for international tourists and weekend visitors from Bogota, Villa de Leyva offers a good number of accommodations to suit its varied list of visitors. The town's largely unchanged colonial core features characterful period lodgings set in old manor homes and villas, possessing an atmosphere entirely in keeping with the cobblestone streets and peaceful plazas. Simpler posadas (guesthouses) dot Villa de Leyva's side streets, offering comfortable rooms in relaxed lodgings.
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