Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Haunted Hotel at Tequendama Falls

Tequendama Falls (or Salto del Tequendama) is a major tourist attraction about 30 km southwest of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. The thousands of tourists who visit the area to admire the 157 metre (515 feet) tall waterfall and the surrounding nature, make a stop at another nearby landmark as well, the abandoned Hotel del Salto.

The luxurious Hotel del Salto opened in 1928 to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area. Situated just opposite to the waterfall and on the edge of the cliff, it provided a breathtaking view to its guests. During the next decades though, Bogotá river was contaminated and tourists gradually lost their interest to the area. The hotel finally closed down in the early 90's and was left abandoned ever since. The fact that many people in the past chose that spot to commit suicide, made others believe that the hotel is haunted. 

Update: Hotel del Salto has now been turned into a museum

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The hotel has now been turned into a museum







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32 comments:

  1. Very beautiful.... sad that it is abandoned...

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  2. It is a very beautiful place. I would love to have it!
    And it is also sad that too many people chose to end their life there :(

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    1. Do you know why they ended there life? ? Or who was it?

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  3. that hotel is in a scooby doo movie

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  4. Can't anyone go inside to look around? I wonder if its possible to ask if anyone can visit the inside? I would love to see it...

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    1. I assume so, as it's now a museum...

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    2. I justed visited the inside on last Saturday. You pay 4000 peso (about 2 dollars) to enter. A spanish speaking guide will introduce the history and story for you.

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  5. Wonderful, I will definitely make a trip to this place when I next go to Bogota. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

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  6. its very nice place....i want to leave for a weak...

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  7. Surely someone owns the property? I wonder who. Thanks for your atmospheric pictures.

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  8. I had a dream about that place, chiefly, the upper middle window. I was flying through it and our of the back of the house. The whole place is familiar to me because of this dream, I cannot believe I am seeing it now.

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    1. I dreamed about this too!! You must email me!!!! I flew through the back windows, saw burgundy velvet curtains, it was dark and seemed Victorian...

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  9. This is beautiful I would love to live in a place like that all fixed up it would be amazing

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  10. it could be my holidays house...

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  11. I had a dream about it too! A pink hotel by a waterfall. I saw just one photo of the building on an "abandoned places" list and I did not know that there was a waterfall nearby until I just learned the name of the hotel now and researched it - I was fascinated by the photo and now I am even more fascinated because I remember the dream, although the hotel looked a little different I am certain this was the "same place." I even wonder if I died there once in a past life or something. So weird.

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    1. There have been many suicides at this place. People jumping off the cliff for ever. The traumatic experiences are remembered through lives, as vague memories or feelings & sometimes as dreams. How old are you?

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  12. is not longer abandoned, nowadays is open as a museum: http://diarioadn.co/especiales/galerias/museo-salto-del-tequendama-7.21049

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    1. Thank you for the information. I updated the post.

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  13. would have loved to see it inside an outside before it was turned into a museum!defiently would hav been more interesting to visit!

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    1. I agree, its to white inside. It would have been more beautiful wirh its original architecture

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  14. Beautiful photos! I never knew about this place until a few minutes ago when I found it by chance while searching for something else. I will definitely visit this place in the near future. I agree with some of the other comments here; I would have loved to see it as it was originally left. If they wanted to convert it into a museum, what better way to revive the interest in it than to try and recreate its original features.

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  15. This is such a beautiful place. Nice location. I wonder, how it can be haunted? It's good that they converted into a museum. Now, we can visit to this awesome place. :)

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! :D

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  17. It certainly captivates me. I feel like I need to go there.

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  18. I am captivated by this. I am so drawn to it.

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  19. I dreamt about this place once but it was inverted. I don't remember much just that I was floating in the air towards it. Weird that other people have had similar dreams

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  20. breathtaking photos and atmosphere! hope i could visit and have some glass of wine someday

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  21. I took the tour on Saturday, July 5th, and the tour guide told us that he sleeps there in the hotel since he gives the tour on the weekends and also works on restoration during the week. They open the museum only during the weekends. He says he has never seen a ghost there and believes that the haunted stories come from people that would visit the grounds would see the caretakers in the windows and would mistake them for ghosts.

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  22. Also, the suicides are people who fall in love and are told that they can not get married. So they would jump off the cliff hand in hand. Also they gave us literature which says that the natives believed that when they jumped off the cliff they would turn into eagles and fly away.

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  23. One more thing, the tour guide told us that the hotel was also a train station. There were no roads when it was built, there was only a train track, and so you could buy tickets to the train in the hotel.

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