Welcome to Tierradentro
Tierradentro is the second-most-important archaeological site in Colombia (after San Agustín) but gets surprisingly few visitors. Located well off the beaten track down some rough dirt roads, it is a peaceful place with friendly locals and awe-inspiring archaeological wonders. While San Agustín is noted for its statuary, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Tierradentro is remarkable for its elaborate underground tombs, created by those who lived here from AD 500 to AD 900. So far, archaeologists have discovered about 100 of these unusual funeral temples, the only examples of their kind in the Americas. There is a fabulous walk you can follow that takes in all the major tomb sites amid gorgeous mountain scenery.