Nestled within Colombia’s Central Savanna Province, Cajica is a bustling town north of Bogota. Its name translates as “stone fence” in the Chibcha language, which was spoken by the area’s indigenous Muisca people. Cajica is renowned for its traditional crafts and the manufacture of knotted woollen rugs.
Things to do in Cajicá
One of Cajica’s most beautiful buildings is the Estacion del Tren de La Sabana, which was designed in a Republic architectural style in 1926. It is typical of the Colombian design of the era and has recently undergone an extensive restoration. The Estacion del Tren de La Sabana also serves as the departure point for train journeys through the town’s picturesque surroundings.
A short walk away is the Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion, which was constructed in 1910 on the site of a 16th-century church. Marvel at its rose window and elegant bell tower before stepping inside to explore the ornately decorated interior. Biblical scenes adorn the central dome while a gilded altar dominates the front of the church.
Cajica makes an ideal base for visiting Parque Jaime Duque, which is located a short drive to the north-east. It features a replica of the Taj Mahal and a large sculpture of a hand holding a globe as well as a relief map of Colombia. You can get up close to capybaras at the on-site zoo, explore the World's Costumes Exhibition or enjoy a ride on the Panoramic Train.
Getting around Cajicá
Cajica is around 1.5 hours’ drive from the centre of Bogota and two hours from El Dorado - Bogota International Airport, which has flights to destinations across the globe. Regular trains connect to the Cajica railway station and buses travel through the town. Many of Cajica’s attractions can be accessed on foot.