About Tierradentro and the village of San Andrés de Pisimbalá:

Tierradentro: The land within. This area received it's name from the early Spanish explorers, referring to the deep valleys in this region. Travelers of today can still get a feel for how difficult travel must have been before roads were built through the area. Although Tierradentro refers to the entire region, to travelers it means the Archeological Park where mysterious pre-Colombian tombs are found. Although the available information about the culture that created the tombs and art is sketchy, the area is worth a few days visit from every traveler. The area is remarkably beautiful, the locals incredibly friendly and open, and there's lots to do and places to explore. You'll leave wishing you had more time to spend in this fantastic place.

San Andrés de Pisimbalá: The village closest to the museums and the archeological sites is San Andrés de Pisimbalá. It is an ancient village whose origins predate the Spanish invasion by centuries. Its 1000 or so inhabitants are mostly Páez Indians. With the only transportation into the surrounding mountains and valleys being foot or horseback, you will see many more horses than cars. As small as the village is it does have a couple of stores where basic supplies can be purchased.