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Tequendama Falls, Bogota

Tequendama Falls Overview

The Tequendama Falls (Salto del Tequendama) is a 132m high waterfall off the Bogota River, located about 30 km southwest of Bogota in the municipality of San Antonio del Tequendama. Circa 10000 BC, El Abra and Tequendama were found to be the first permanent settlements in Colombia. According to Muisca legend, the waterfall was created by Bochica, who used his staff to break the rock and release the water that covered the Bogota Savannah. According to another legend, during the Spanish conquest in South America, in order to escape slavery the indigenous people of the area would jump off the Salto Del Tequendama and become eagles.

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