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San Agustin was a sacred place where the indigenous people used to honour their dead and worship their gods. Their social structure was well organised focusing to the family. The numbers of everyday tools found show their main occupation was Agriculture. Many previous cultures have left their prints like remains of constructions or sculptures. Many date back 4,000 or 6,000 years ago and they know there are a lot more buried underneath. Some are 4 meters tall and weigh several tons.
The name comes from the a Bishop of Popayan who came first. The village of San Agustin was founded in 1790.

What plays a very important role here is the scenery. You reach the sculptures walking through verdant paths. The nature around is lush as the ground is very fertile with a great biodiversity of flora and fauna . The panoramic views from the tombs is astonishing! And Rio Magdalena flows just next to the site.
Deservedly it is an UNESCO world Heritage site.

  • Last visit to San Agustín: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oct 20, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Since you travel from so far to visit the San Agustín and Isnos archaeological parks, you deserve to know as much as possible about San Agustín and its sorroundings. That´s why there are tourist guides at your service there.

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    Jul 14, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Wow... I love archealogical and UNESCO site. Thanks for sharing. SL :)

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    Jun 30, 2008 at 12:20 AM

    great page. colombia looks really facinating.


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