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Parque Arqueológico de San Agustín

Parque Arqueológico de San Agustín Review

The parks surrounding San Agustín are part of a vast complex of tombs left by little-known pre-Columbian cultures whose actual names are lost to history. One of these thrived in this region from AD 300-800 and was given the name "the San Agustín culture" by the Spanish settlers who stumbled upon their relics. (Carbon-14 dating places some of the works here as early as 3300 B.C.) Altars and idols make up the structures scattered throughout this park. Some of the pieces have been donated from private collections. As with all the parks in the region, a guide is necessary to get a full understanding of what you're seeing. The folks at the Secretaria de Turismo or the Hacienda Anacaona can hook you up with one.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Parque Arqueológico San Agustín, San Agustín, 418068
  • Phone: 8/837–9844
  • Cost: 6,000 pesos
  • Hours: Daily 8–4:30
  • Location: San Agustín
Updated: 06-22-2011

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