Colombia's cultural landscape is a vibrant tapestry woven from the threads of indigenous heritage, Spanish colonial influences, African traditions, and contemporary expressions. The country is known for its diverse cultural practices, arts, literature, music, cuisine, and festivals.
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Archaeological Sites in Colombia
Ciudad Perdida is an ancient Tairona indigenous town and archaeological site carved into Colombia's isolated Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountainside. It is believed to have been founded about 800 CE, some 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu.
The San Agustín Archaeological Park comprises three separate properties: San Agustín, Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de Las Piedras. The largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America stands in a wild, spectacular landscape.
The National Archaeological Park of Tierradentro is located in southwestern Colombia within the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes. The World Heritage Site contains all known monumental shafts and chamber tombs of Tierradentro culture, their most prominent and elaborate tombs.