A visit to archaeological sites teaches us about pre-Columbian indigenous civilizations who lived in these lands before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores.

Archaeological sites in Colombia are numerous and diverse, including findings and archaeological excavations that have taken place in the area now covered by the Republic of Colombia. The archaeological finds and features cover all periods since the paleolithic, representing different aspects of the various cultures of ancient precolumbian civilizations, such as the Muisca, Quimbaya and Tairona among many others. Preservation and investigation of these sites are controlled mainly by the Ministry of Culture, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, and the Bank of the Republic. The lack of funding to protect sites and enforce existing laws, results in large scale looting and illegal trading of artifacts.

San Agustin Archaeological Park - Tourism in Colombia

San Agustin Archaeological Park – Tourism in Colombia Republic of Colombia – South America

Around a little southwest Colombian town called San Agustin lay archaeological remains that tell stories of Gods, masters, and ordinary people belonging to a culture that flourished between the 8th and the 1st century BC…


Lost City - Tourism in Colombia

Lost City – Tourism in Colombia Republic of Colombia – South America

In the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1979, bordering the Caribbean Sea on the north coast of Colombia between 900 and 1,200 m on the upper reaches of the Buritaca river are hidden the ruins of an ancient indigenous town called “Teyuna” (Lost City)…


The Little Hell Moniquirá - Tourism in Colombia

Tinigua National Park – Tourism in Colombia Republic of Colombia – South America

you can admire petroglyphs that were created centuries ago by the Guayabero and Tinigua indigenous peoples. These representations can be seen on the shores of the Guayabero River…


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