Sierra Nevada27 December, 2021
Minca27 December, 2021
Santa Marta, Lost City
In the middle of the mountains
Visiting The Lost City is an unforgettable adventure. Amid the dense flora of the Sierra and its natural park, lies Ciudad Perdida, which was discovered it in 1976. Its extension is roughly 13 hectares. Built around 700, it’s the principal urban center of the ancient Tayrona civilization and is one of the most important archaeological findings for the investigation of this culture. In the city where are circular plazas, stairs, paths, and canals made stone that were the foundations of dwellings made of straw and mud.
The sunrises and striking trails lead the trekkers into a 1,200-step staircase that will take you into the heart of Ciudad Perdida. Once you arrive, you’ll find several circular platforms, which are the last remnants of the homes inhabited by the indigenous Tayrona thousands of years ago. Near these platforms is a series of paths and channels of water that show what life was like the Ciudad Perdida (ProColombia).