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The Zipa used to cover his body in gold dust and, from his raft, he offered treasures to the Guatavita goddess in the middle of the sacred lake. This old Muisca tradition became the origin of El Dorado legend. This model is on display in the Gold Museum, Bogotá, Colombia
Location of the town and municipality of Sesquilé in Cundinamarca Department.

Sesquilé is a town and municipality in Almeidas Province, in the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. It is named after a member of the Chibcha tribe, who fought against the Spanish.

Sesquilé is adjacent to Tominé Reservoir and nearby Lake Guatavita, one of the many suspected sites of the El Dorado legend.

File:Laguna guatavita.jpg
Laguna del Guatavita
Iglesia de Sesquilé
Laguna de Guatavita
Las Tres Viejas are located at left side of the picture, Cerro de Covandonga is located at right side of the picture

Tourism

  • Laguna de Guatavita, where the ceremony of Leyenda El Dorado took place.
  • Artesanías: Wood clothes.
  • Caminos Reales.
  • Cañón de Las Águilas.
  • Capilla de Los Dolores: Capilla colonial bellísima que conserva intactos sus atributos arquitectónicos y decorativos.
  • Cerro de Covadonga
  • Cerro de Las Tres Viejas: Indigenous gave the name of Chia, Vitaca and Quemuenchatocha, it is legendary place for history of this region.
  • Cerro Pan de Azúcar
  • Club Náutico La Marina de Guatavita
  • Embalse de Tominé, it stocks around 600 million of cubics meters of water for people who is living in Bogotá

External links

  • Cundinamarca department official website (Spanish) [1]

Coordinates: 5°03′N 73°48′W / 5.05°N 73.8°W / 5.05; -73.8

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