Guatavita

Weather

14 cº

Population

6.898

Altitude

2.668

Distance from Bogotá

55 km

Is a municipality of Colombia belonging to the department of Cundinamarca, located northeast of Bogotá, very characteristic for its colonial architecture and its tranquility. Guatavita is known for its main attraction: the Guatavita lagoon and the history that this contains with the legend of the dorado, this municipality is 55 kilometers away from Bogotá and is an ideal destination to get out of the routine and enjoy nature and the colonial.

Why Guatavita?

Is one of the most important towns due to its history and national importance. If you want to get out of the routine and are looking for tranquility, this is the ideal place, it will allow you to get in touch with nature and at the same time you will find that this town is a magical place that contains a great history and cultural and gastronomic richness, its beautiful streets Colonial and cobblestone will be the center of attention.

Guatavita - Bogota city bus

Guatavita



¿What to visit?

This town is an ideal destination for do all kinds of activities,will give you some ideas of places to visit:

Guatavita Lagoon

Guatavita Lagoon- Bogota city bus

Is one of the most famous places because it contains the incredible legend of the dorado, which tells the story of how past indigenous communities performed their sacred rites within this lagoon, it represents an important part in terms of belief and it has 613 hectares, which you can enjoy and surrounding you with nature, its average temperature is between 9º C and 10º C. It is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:40 am to 4:00 pm.

•Guatavita Indigenous Museum

Guatavita has a great history in terms of its indigenous cultures, this museum wishes to show the traditions and culture of the Muisca. There you can see different pieces of paintings, sculptures, canvases and others of this civilization so representative for the history of Colombia, this is located at Cra. 7 # 5-1, Guatavita.

 

Guatavita Coffee Museum

Museo del cafe- bogota city bus

Meet the first wonder of Colombia located in Zipaquirá, this is unique in the world and has a religious aspect. Inside the mine you will find various religious pieces carved in salt and marble. In 2007 this was called a wonder of the world, being the first in Colombia. It is an excellent religious attraction and at the same time, you can enjoy the architectural and artistic advances of Colombian architecture

Let yourself be fascinated by the first wonder of Colombia, what are you waiting for?

 

Embalse of Tominé

Laguna of tominé- Bogota city bus

 

This wonderful cathedral is Catholic and is located in the historic center of Zipaquirá, it is characteristic for its classic and romantic architecture, it will be an ideal attraction for religious tourism, there you can walk, pray, meet and take pictures if you wish.

 

What to do?

  1. Taste the traditional gastronomy of Guatavita, especially the desserts
  2. Bike tours
  3. Parachute

Recommendations and tips

  • If you want to visit the guatavita lagoon, take comfortable clothes and shoes
  • wear warm clothes.
  • You will have to walk for a long time to get to the lagoon, get ready and take hydration
  • Take wonderful photos
  • Remember that you will be at an altitude of more than 3000 meters, so it is important to hydrate and take the tour calmly.