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Welcome to Hostal Alto de los Andaquies - Saint Augustine
 

Location of St. Augustine

It is located south of Huila on the majestic peaks of the Colombian Andes, specifically in the eastern range to 1730 meters above sea level in the foothills of the Colombian Massif weighted where the most significant wealth flowing water in Colombia.

Mirador de San Agustín

Humid with frequent rainfall region with an approximate temperature of 18 °, at night the temperature drops making them cold, here comes in the lake that bears his name one of the largest rivers has Colombia's Magdalena, also 14 rivers including the majuas, rionegro, Quinchana, sheep farming, mulales, osoguaico, porridges.

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Location of the Hostel Alto de los Andaquíes

Localización Hostal

Located 1 km from the municipal seat of San Augustine, and one kilometer archaeological park, is a country estate surrounded by beautiful gardens coffee natural, its strategic positioning gives it a spectacular viewpoint on the overview of the municipality as of that fantastic and enigmatic nurturing environment where your seat was one of the cultures of extraordinary historical legacy.

500 meters are located the best restaurants in the region, such as where Richard, Mister Cuy and La Casona, specializing in meat, fish, roast Huila and Cuy, with excellent attention.

 

The Hotel

This hostel is available to the general public, is a simple site seeking harmony and comfort adjusted to the conditions of our rural areas in Colombia, you can visit without any commitment and require a delicious free coffee Andaquies, product seeding and produced by the farm.

If you have decided to stay in our hostel is important to communicate with the administration to apply for reservations in advance, it is recommended especially during periods of high season.

The houses

Casa principal

The farm has three beautiful houses typical of the Andean region of Colombia, is a rural site is provided for relaxation and closeness with nature. Stop aside the hustle and bustle of the city, and submit to a mandatory therapy with the natural music of the birds and the breeze.

 

 


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Historical Aspects

Estatua de coloresThe first news of these remains date back to 1758 when Fray Juan de Santa Gertrudis visited the site, but only up to 1913 were investigated scientifically by the German archaeologist K. T. Preuss. Since then they have been permanent research highlighting the work of José Pérez de Barradas in 1936, Gerardo Reichel Dolmatof in 1966 and Luis Duque Gómez from 1943 until today.

The researcher Luis Duque Gomez says that this place was sacred site, a center with a wide range of people from where they came afar to bury their dead and worship their gods.

 

 

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St. Augustine: Destination magic

On the foothills of the Colombian Massif south of the Cordillera Central and Eastern accent is a great civilization of a people unknown sculptor mainly, but his other activities deserve recognition as hunters, gatherers in the beginning, farmers, potters, wood carvers, goldsmiths, with a capacity of social organization, apparently predominantly the domain of shamans and chiefdoms as ultimate authority, without discrimination, where the family played an important role in this form of social organization, both men and women worked together children, youth, adults, shamans and chiefdoms, labored for the same company, so they came to came and culture as any great mystery, disappears, leaving only traces of these statues and other utensils of daily life, in which marks a major significance of the symbolic, the real and imaginary.

 

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Video: Photo Tour San Agustin

 

 
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OPANOTICIAS:St. Augustine recovered stolen statue 23 years ago

Yesterday the San Agustin Archaeological Park recounts a tenant more. Cacique is the statue known as the 155 number found in the area that was stolen 23 years ago of its original area.

The Chief is back. The legendary statue of the prototype Indian leader's time zone civilization Surcolombiano Massif had been stolen by unknown 23 years ago, was returned to his home area.

OPANOTICIAS: Dellemback, anthropologist People's Sculptor

St. Augustine is the Archaeological Park. Or so say two Germans, one French and one American who decided to file their life projects in Huila population.


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