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 ancient Muiscas used this ceremonial site for studying the solar system and to honor the fertility gods. The phallic statues are interesting to see and there is also a tomb.  more »
  • The place is filled with info on the Muiscas culture. Very interesting and well presented, For who likes to learn how ancient peoples lived
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  • Downtown astronomical Ceremonial of the Muiscas, make their worldview is palpable in every monolithic. Very good guide. You subtract the road signage so that visitors do not profanen a religious site of the Colombian ancestors. Respect the Cultural patrimony, is respected to the same homeland.
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