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Facatativa Cundinamarca – Colombia Travel Guide

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Facatativa Cundinamarca – Colombia Travel Guide

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Facatativá is a city and municipality in the Cundinamarca Department, located about 18 miles (31 km) northwest of Bogotá, Colombia and 2,586 meters above sea level. The city is known for its Archaeological Park Piedras del Tunjo (Rocks of the Tunjo Indian)and best known in Colombia as Piedras del Tunjo (Literally stones of Tunjo), although locals call it Piedras de Tunja (Rocks of Tunja). It features large rock formations that were once the bottom of a lake.

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  • Colombia
  • Cundinamarca
  • Western Savanna Province
  • July 3, 1600
  • 158 km2 (61 sq mi)
  • 2,586 m (8,484 ft)
  • Facatativeño, -a

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It’s noted for its industrial activity, which is evident in the cosmetics, flowers, beauty products, toiletries and food factories in the town, Tourist attractions include the Alto de la Tribuna (Tribunal Viewpoint), the Cerro de Manjui (Manjui Hill) and the Parque Arqueológico Piedras del Tunjo (Tunjo Stones Archaeological Park), that covers approximately 40 hectares with large monolithic formations, making it a magnet for visitors, Here you can observe ancient cave paintings and beautiful landscapes boasting great natural wealth.

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Piedras de Tunjo Archaeological Park – Facatativá Cundinamarca Travel Guide

Municipality: Zipaquira
Department: Cundinamarca
Country: Republic of Colombia – South America




Piedras del Tunjo (Spanish: Tunjo Stones) is an important archaeological park established on a natural rocky shelter 40 km west of Bogotá in the city of Facatativá. In ancient times it used to be the shore of a large lake flooding the Bogotá savanna. It was used by the Muisca rulers as a refuge during the time of the Spanish conquest. In fact, at this site the soldiers of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada killed the ruling zipa Tisquesusa in 1537.

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Simon Bolivar Square – Facatativá Cundinamarca Travel Guide

Municipality: Zipaquira
Department: Cundinamarca
Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

Jose Antonio Galán is assassinated the 2 of February of 1782. After being executed in Santafé of Bogota it is ordered that the head is taken and exhibited in the main square of Facatativá.

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Cathedral Nuestra Sra del Rosario – Facatativá Cundinamarca Travel Guide

Municipality: Zipaquira
Department: Cundinamarca
Country: Republic of Colombia – South America

From 1585 a small church already existed and Facatativa was called “the port of the kingdom” because the merchandise that came or went from Europe was loaded and unloaded. In 1601 the visitador Diego Gómez Mena decrees the construction of a church of stone and tile. In 1690 it was authorized to open the book of baptisms. The church has undergone several earthquakes and had to be rebuilt: on July 12, 1785, on November 16, 1827 and in 1967 was affected by two new earthquakes. It is noteworthy that August 6, 1895, anniversary of the founding of Bogota, when the temple was inaugurated with its carved stone floors. The 26 of March of 1962 the church of Facatativá elevated to the quality of church Cathedral by the Pope San Juan XXIII. The Cathedral stands out for its architecture that integrates baroque and modern elements.

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