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Pasca is a town and municipality in the Cundinamarca department of Colombia located over the Andes mountains. It belongs to the Sumapaz province.


Pasca in the chibchan language means ''father's fence, according to Acosta Ortegon.


The famous Muiscan golden boat, representing the ritual of El Dorado, was found in Pasca. The boat is now part of the Gold Museum collection in Bogota.

The town contains an archaeological museum and a natural history museum.


By pre-columbian times, this was the last village to the south of the plains in the mountains where starts the valley of the Sutagaotribe. These lands were explored in 1537 by captain Juan de Cespedes when he was looking for the Panche'' tribes. In early 1539 the conquistador Nicolas de Federman arrived in Pasca , where he waited until Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada authorized him to move forward.

Famous pasquenos

The Colombian poet and politician Adolfo Leon Gomez was born in Pasca and his grandmother, poet Josefa Acevedo de Gomez, lived and wrote her work here.

The famous native woman Zoratama also lived in Pasca.

See also

Archeological Museum of Pasca

El Dorado Myth

External links

Official site of the Municipality of Pasca

Official site - Government of Cundinamarca

Precolumbian Golden Boat Famous golden figure based on El Dorado rite

Unofficial site of the Natural and Archeological Museum of Pasca

Precolumbian Gold Museum of Colombia Schedule of exhibitions

Photos of precolumbian art found at Pasca

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