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This Hotel Was Abandoned For Several Decades…Because Of A Dark Secret


If you ever find yourself traversing the misty jungles of Colombia, you might come across a strange structure near the Tequendama Falls in San Antonio del Tequendama.

The old mansion that calls the surrounding area home looks like something straight out of a horror movie, but we assure you that this eerie building is the real deal.

Although it’s now called the Tequendama Falls Museum of Biodiversity and Culture, it used to be known as the Hotel del Salto or the Tequendama Falls Hotel. According to local legends, this hotel was abandoned after rumors of paranormal activity and suffocating geographical forces drove everyone away.

Built in 1923 by architect Carlos Arturo Tapias, the original mansion served as a symbol of Colombia’s elite.

Built in 1923 by architect Carlos Arturo Tapias, the original mansion served as a symbol of Colombia's elite.

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For years, the richest of the rich convened here to party with other members of high society.

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Not only was the building itself beautiful, but the stunning Tequendama Falls could be viewed through almost any window.

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