Lavapatas spring

San Agustín, Colombia

Photo by: ProColombia

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San Agustín

A mysterious civilization

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Lavapatas spring

One of the most important sites of San Agustín Archaeological Park is the Ceremonial Lavapatas fountain. This is a set of carved rocks on the bed of the creek that bears the same name. The channels that carry water up to three ponds are silhouettes of snakes and lizards. It is estimated that this fountain may have been related to cults that worshipped water.


Strolling through the San Agustín Archaeological Park and visiting the site where the Magdalena River does not exceed 3 meters in width are some plans for those visiting the southern part of the department of Huila.