The Lost City: The ruins of an ancient empire in Colombia

Meet the beautiful Lost City of Colombia. (Photo: Flickr)

Meet the beautiful Lost City of Colombia. (Photo: Flickr)

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    Redacción Peru.com31.08.2015 / 18:39 PM

    To get there, you must cross forests full of exotic fauna and flora, hanging bridges, mountains and waterfalls. At the same style of Indiana Jones, a tropical jungle and trees up to 50 meters hig are waiting for you, an experience full of vitality and adrenalin to visit the ruins of the great Tayrona Empire: the Lost City, also famous for its great similarity in architecture with Machu Picchu, in Cusco, Peru.

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    It is located exactly in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, on one of the sides of Buritaca River in Colombia, and it is an old town of the empire of the indigenous community of the Tayrona, built approximately between 650 and 700 B.C.

    Apparently this town center was abandoned because of the Spanish invasion in this part of the region and was rediscovered in 1976 by a team of archaeologists from the Colombian Institute of Anthropology.

    Members of local tribes clarified that they visited this place even before its official rediscovery, calling it “Teyuna” and believe it was in the heart of a network of villages inhabited by their ancestors.