Sogamoso: City of Suamox
Trip Start Jun 17, 2011
3Trip End Jun 30, 2011
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In Boyacá people said: "Su Merced", this word is from colonial times. So, Sogamoso is better known as the city of sun and steel. This region is a big producer of steel. But SUN??? hahahaha This is a big lie because there it's cold, sometimes it's windy and cool. All time I was wearing my pink scarf. Every day I stayed in bed til around 8:30 am. Then I had some breakfast
We took excellent photographs in the Archaeological Museum Templo del Sol (Temple of the Sun) or Templo de Suamox. This place has many thinks of the families Muiscas. There were a lot of huts where the Muiscas lived before. It was a little town. In the east there was a big hut where the Muiscas prayed to the sun. We learned about Muiscas Civilization. I saw a swimming pool in the museum and I thought people could swim there, but not it was a water source when it was raining. It's Templo de Suamox because Suamox was the cacique founder for that the city is named Sogamoso. This civilization had a lot of beliefs about the nature, I saw birds and frogs sculptures. They prayed to sun, moon, fire and water.
When I arrived Sogamoso I didn't know nothing about Boyaca because people don't know about it. I went because I was with my family. I am glad I went as I really enjoyed my time in the region. If you stay at Sogamoso you can visit in the region 2 or 3 pretty little towns in a day and to have a wander around: Mongui, Nobsa, Tobasosa, Aquitania and Iza.