Discover a vibrating journey that joins The Ancestral, The Mythical and The Spiritual with
Colombian natural and cultural attractions. One of the most important legends of Latin
America comes to life here and now.
A JOURNEY TO THE PAST THAT IS LEGEND TODAY
Along this journey, you’ll experience Muisca culture’s memory and tradition that still
remains in Bogotá and the region, where indigenous communities live faithful to their
ancestral ideas and cosmovision. El Dorado Legend Route highlights the indigenous
culture, its worldview and prevailing legacy.
A LEGEND THAT CALLS YOU
A LEGEND JOURNEY
In the Colombia’s heart, you’ll go all over the paths forged by our ancestors. You will visit
the ceremonial centers through myths and legends, understanding the deep relationship
with the universe. Here, you will discover the legend of El Dorado.
Villa de Leyva
A splendid Boyacá town, where you can understand the
colonizing process through the architecture, the vestiges of the past and the history
of the place itself; and you will also discover the commercial, cultural and social
relationship existed between the Muiscas and the Spaniards.
Tota an incomparable scenery to know the ancestral purity of the Muisca territory. Its lake is located between the municipalities of Cuitiva, Tota and Aquitania, and is one of the traces of this sacred territory. Closely, it's located the Zaque Island (Isla del Zaque) or San Pedro , a mythical place to learn stories about the formation of the lake or the enigmatic legend of Busiraco.
A scene that seeks to highlight and promote the indigenous heritage through the production and consumption of an ancestral drink "Chicha" (Facua).
A space to have a historical and practical experience around the ancestral, sacred and golden seeds.
The ritual includes the tasting of the four sacred beverages: chicha, zhuke, guarapo and chirrinchi.
The foundation square of Sáchica keeps traces of the colonizing process; temporally and conceptually, several spaces will allow you to approach and transport to this period, in order to understand the dynamics of the evangelizing process in the area.
One of the icons of the city; the most popular myth says that there is where Bogotá was founded. In pre-colonial times, the place was known by the Muiscas as Thibsaquillo (land of rest in the Chibcha language) and was used as a point of reconcilation with the gods Chía (Moon) and Sue (Sun) because of its location on the slopes of the Eastern Hills (Cerros Orientales).
An approach to the millenary culture from the center of the Muisca spiritual power. The Sun Temple located in the Eliecer Silva Celis Archeological Museum Park, allows to recover the memory based on the most representative archeological collection of the Muisca culture at national level. This tour is complemented by a mural exhibition through the city of the sun (Sogamoso) and a visit to the monument to the race, icon and emblem of the city.
One of the 7 sacred lakes for the indigenous community where they celebrated a ritual of handove power of a new cacique. Because of its symbolic and spiritual charge, the lake was epicenter of payment rituals which awakened Spanish interest during colonization. Ambition and stories about the legend of El Dorado generated its unsuccessful looting.
A place of contact with the Muisca cosmovision and its relationship with nature, water and its rituals.
This scene began working in 1939, bringing together one of the most important pre-columbian art collection in the world (34.000 prehispanic pieces). The Muisca raft, the poporo Quimbaya and other indigenous ornament made with tumbaga and gold, allows to comprenhend the ancestral world view through goldsmithing and pottery.
The Muisca community is still present in the territory and and welcomes the visitor stablishing contact forms with its customs, world view and tradition. An invitation to discover and enjoy the grastronomic wealth of the region.