Raquira – the Pottery Capital of Colombia

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The town, mind-blowingly impressive, has to be considered one of Colombia’s best kept secrets.

Raquira, a village of 3,400 people, sits at an altitude of 2,150 meters (7,050 feet) in the mountains of Boyaca, a trek of just a few hours outside of Bogota. The town dates back to Muisca who  lived here long before the Spanish conquest.  Raquira, meaning ‘City of Pots’, has always been famous for its ceramics, pottery and handicrafts. Pottery fragments have been found dating back 8,000 years. Pottery has always been the town’s  bread and butter and remains so today. Continue reading “Raquira – the Pottery Capital of Colombia”