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Chia Travel Guide – Cundinamarca Colombia

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Chia Travel Guide – Cundinamarca Colombia

Hotels in Chia Cundinamarca, Colombia Travel. Hotels, accommodation, travel guide, air tickets, gastronomy, attractions, activities, whale watching, photos, how to get there, how to get around, fairs and festivals, Trips and all the necessary information to plan an unforgettable vacation in Chia Cundinamarca Colombia




Chía town, inhabited by the Muisca culture from the sixth century B.C. until the Spanish conquest in 1537, is known as the ‘City of the Moon‘, because according to Muisca mythology the moon or ‘Chia‘ is the mother of humanity and their temple was located on the site of the present day town. Visit the Monument La Raza Chibcha (Monument to Chibcha Race) built in 1935, the Iglesia de Santa Lucia (St Luda Church), the Puente del Comun (Common Bridge) and Parque Ospina Perez (Ospina Perez Park), built in 1943, which houses an ancient water basin opened on july 20,1910 as a tribute to the first centenary of independence. One of the favorite pastimes of visitors to Chia is eating and partying at* the famous Andres Carne de Res restaurant.

Practical Information

  • Colombia
  • Cundinamarca
  • Central Savanna
  • 24 March 1537
  • Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
  • 80 km2 (30 sq mi)
  • 79 km2 (31 sq mi)
  • 2,564 m (8,412 ft)
  • Chiense or Chiano

History

Chía was inhabited first by indigenous groups during the Herrera Period and later by the Muisca, as an important settlement in the pre-Columbian era. It was a ceremonial center of worship to the Moon goddess Chía. On March 24, 1537 the Spanish, under the command of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, took possession of the town.

In 1781, during the Revolt of the Comuneros, the march of the insurgents towards Bogotá stopped near Chía in order to cross the Bogotá River, in what is now known as the Bridge of the Commoners (Spanish: Puente del Común). At that site the viceroy signed a series of concessions to the rebels. However, once the rebel group had dispersed, the viceroy declared the concessions invalid for having been signed “under pressure”. It is widely believed that eventually Bogota will merge with Chia, if the city continues expanding (as it happened with Bosa and Soacha).


Sites of interest of Chia Cundinamarca

Cundinamarca Travel & Adventure

Natural Park Bear Mountain – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America




LA MONTAÑA DEL OSO is a natural park that is located in Vereda Yerbabuena in the municipality of Chía, at a height of 3200 meters; Our main activity focuses on eco-tourism with an emphasis on awareness of the environment and its natural resources, this is our main goal as a natural park, come and visit our nature reserve while you relax and learn from nature!.

Tags: Colombia, Cundinamarca, tourist information, Chía

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Common Bridge – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

Common Bridge is a bridge dating from the colonial era, on the Bogotá River (formerly Funza river), in the municipality of Chia (Cundinamarca). Located thirty miles of Bogota, is still preserved. He built in 1796, operated as a single bridge to motorized vehicles until well into the second half of the twentieth century. Today it is kept in good condition and can be visited. The bridge has a length of thirty-two meters. It is a bridge in armed land, stone and brick with five arches and four pillars inside the river bed.

Tags: Colombia, Cundinamarca, tourist information, Chía

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Common Bridge – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

In the property of the Caro and Cuervo Institute located in the old hacienda of Yerbabuena, we find a set of buildings, the oldest being the Casa Marroquín and the annexed granary located towards the north highway at the western end of the estate, the other more modern constructions Which are placed next to the old house, are from west to east the headquarters of the Institute Caro and Cuervo, the patriotic printing press and the tower with the water reserve tank and emergency power plant.

Tags: Colombia, Cundinamarca, tourist information, Chía

Cundinamarca Travel & Adventure

Marroquin Castle – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America




In the northern outskirts of Bogota, this castle was built following a medieval architecture in the early 20th century. The Marroquin Castle can accommodate up to 90 guests. It also has 2 halls to welcome anywhere from 170 to 1,800 people, a chapel and 32,000 square feet of open areas.

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The Mona Lisa Antiquary – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

An excellent place to look for those truly exclusive objects, lost in time. All the stories locked in a cozy place.

Tags: Colombia, Cundinamarca, tourist information, Chía

Cundinamarca Travel & Adventure

Chapel Valvanera – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

It is located at the top of the western hill of Chia, and is visible almost from any point of the municipality. You can walk along the stairs built for this purpose, or by the two existing roads. In its interior are celebrated Eucharist every Sunday and from the adjacent balcony there is also a panoramic view of the municipality. The road that leads there and gives the other side of the hill (the “Boquerón”) to the municipality of Tenjo is also a frequent site for mountain biking, along with the other road that crosses the hill a little further north And which will give the municipality of Tabio (known as “Lourdes”).

Tags: Colombia, Cundinamarca, tourist information, Chía

Cundinamarca Travel & Adventure

Monument to Chibcha Race – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

Built in 1935 as a Chibcha tribute. Pyramid symbolizing the three elements: water, fire and air. On one side there is a woman who symbolizes the sowing, on the other side is a man who is the harvest and in the third the eagle with a serpent in its beak, are the natural forces; At the base we find the goddess Bachu. This monument is located in the Santander Park or central park of the municipality and represents faithfully and artistically traditional motifs and myths of the Chibcha people.

Tags: Colombia, Cundinamarca, tourist information, Chía

Cundinamarca Travel & Adventure

Santa Lucia Church – Chía Travel Guide

Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

Built at the beginning of the 20th century. In it, the vast majority Of the religious acts of the municipality, especially the celebration of the Holy Week. It is located in the Santander Park.

Tags: Colombia, Cundinamarca, tourist information, Chía


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