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  Albert and me behind us the Astronomic Observatory
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you can get in touch with the biggest culture of the Colombian history, the Muiscas. To do this you have to visit “El Infiernito”.

“El Infiernito” was an Astronomical Center of the Muiscas, where fragments of the observatory and phallus monoliths can be observed as symbol of fecundity.

Infiernito is a quite special place, where the remains of some priests still rest Muiscas in a tomb or vault of 15 m2 and the most important thing, some of the phalluses determine the cycles of the moon accurately, the solstices, the equinoxes, the days and the months of the year, and that they also align perfectly with the stars and constellations, tracing between the sky and the earth, a direct line in address to the Iguaque’s Lake, where according to the Muiscas born the humanity's beginning and the famous legend of Bachué.

It is said that if a girl sits down on one of the phallus monuments she can be embarrassed immediately.

Address: The infiernito
Directions: The infiernito, Boyacá

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2008
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