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SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA - PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL


Teyuna - Ciudad Perdida

The Sierra is the birthplace of the Tayrona culture, monumental Indian civilization. About 70,000 natives from the Kogi , Arhuaco , Kankuamo and Wiwa ethnicity descendents still live there. It is the highest coastal mountain formation in the world, with two peaks of 5,775 meters; Columbus peak and peak Simon Bolivar. Due to the extensive ecosystems, climatic zones by the sea, its singular beauty, its historical and cultural heritage, it is an unique place to visit, and it was declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1979. Within this mountain range there is an area of particular landscaping beauty and cultural significance, considered as a sacred site by the four tribes of the Sierra, it is the Parque Arqueológico Teyuna “Ciudad Perdida” which is managed by the Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia – ICANH.