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Santa Marta & the Lost City

Tomé estas fotos del departamento del Magdalena, ubicado en la costa Caribe de Colombia, y algunos de sus destinos más populares a finales de 2011.
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I took these photographs of the Magdalena province, located in Colombia’s nothern Caribbean coast, and some of its most popular destinations at the end of 2011.

SANTA MARTATHE LOST CITYTHE TRAILTHE PEOPLETHE CITY

Santa Marta, Taganga, Bahía Concha & Tayrona

The Lost City

La Ciudad Perdida—conocida como Teyuna por las comunidades indígenas—es una ciudad antigua construida aproximadamente en el año 800 AC por los indígenas Tayrona en las montañas selváticas de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, la cordillera costera más alta del mundo y una región increíblemente biodiversa en Colombia. Las ruinas de las terrazas y escalas en piedra fueron redescubiertas en 1972 por cazadores de tesoros aunque los descendientes de los Tayrona—los Kogui, Wiwa y Arhuacos quienes aún habitan la Sierra Nevada—afirman que siempre supieron de la existencia de la ciudad ya que es considerada un sitio sagrado.
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The Lost City—known as Teyuna by the local indigenous communities—is an ancient city built in around 800 AD by the Tayrona indigenous people in the jungle-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the tallest coastal mountain range in the world and an incredibly biodiverse region in Colombia. The ruins of the stone terraces and stairways were rediscovered in 1972 by treasure hunters, though the descendants of the Tayronas—the Koguis, Wiwa, and Arhuaco people who still inhabit the Sierra Nevada—claim to have always known about its existence as it is still considered a sacred site.

The Trail

The People

The City

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