Archaeological Site El Infiernito, Villa de Leyva

#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in 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. 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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  • Most fascinating calendar dug up 50 years ago that was accurate including leap years. Also a great number of giant phallases in stone .  more »
  • I visited Villa de Leyva and had the chance to visit this Muisca treasure. Place is small but very mystical. Getting there was not easy. I got lost twice. I had to park right off the street. Staff...  more »
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