EMBALSE DE TOMINÉ, CUNDINAMARCA /
ANGLERFISH STUDIO DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Guatavita was the last city of the Muiscan empire before it fell under Spanish conquest and is known for the exploitation of gold. The lagoon of Guatavita tells the ancient legend of "El dorado" where the "cacique", (Muisca leader), was bathed in gold and submerged in the lagoon as an offering to Xue (Muiscas god of the sun). This city is an icon of the pre-Columbian culture and it retains a traditional, historical and architectural esthetic.
The Old City of Guatavita was flooded to create what is nowadays known as the Tominé reservoir to supply water for the people of Bogotá.