The Ciudad Perdida or lost city is one of the main marvels of Colombia, located in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and close to the beautiful city of the same name. The only way of reaching this settlement is through a 4 days trekking or by helicopter. First excursions to Ciudad Perdida, where made few years after its discovery became public due to the multiple conflicts that the area was facing, because of the illegal excavations in search of the hidden treasures of the Tayrona culture.
Nowadays excavations in this area are prohibited, in order to guarantee the conservation and preservation of the archaeological area and Sierra Nevada was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1979.
IMPORTANT: the lost city will be closed during all the month of september 2018 for indigenous community of the region request, this is a season where the Antropological and History Colombian Institute (ICANH) use to recover the antropological place that have been affected for the transit of people, additional the local people use this time to clean all the trail and the indigenous use this time to make a spiritual cleaning of the bad energies, to make a payment for the gods and say thank you to the mother earth. The ciudad perdida hike start again in October 1st.
Do you know that…?
216 terraces have been discovered so far, 211 are circular-shape, 4 are quadrangular-shaped and probably were warehouses and one is a chapel that was used as a meeting place for the Tairona community?