» San AgustinSan Agustin marks the spot where five thousand years ago two ancient civilizations converged. These two primitive cultures lived in the adjacent river valleys of the Magdalena and the Cauca and were divided by uncrossable peaks and so used these rivers as highways. The headwaters of these two rivers is where the civilizations met to trade, worship and bury their dead.
The green hills of San Agustin are littered with hundreds of large sculptures carved out of volcanic rock thrown from the now extinct volcanoes. The statues resemble humans, frogs, jaguars and other animals, some nearly seven metres high.
Little is known about the people of San Agustin, they had no written language and disappeared many centuries before the Spanish arrived on the scene.