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


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


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 Bogotámarker.

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 Sutagao tribe. These lands were explored in 1537 by captain Juan de Céspedes when he was looking for the Panche tribes. In early 1539 the conquistador Nicolás de Federmán arrived in Pasca , where he waited until Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada authorized him to move forward.

Famous pasqueños

The Colombian poet and politician Adolfo León Gómez 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.

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Image:PASCA.JPG|Pasca's church and museum facadeImage:MuseoPasca.jpg|Current facade of the famous Archeological Museum of PascaImage:Muisca_raft_Legend_of_El_Dorado_Offerings_of_gold.jpg|Muisca's golden raft found in Pasca

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