History of Cuitiva

Cuitiva was an Indian village on which the present town rose. Aborigines held bloody battles with Spanish troops occupied the territory in 1550 under Captain Juan de San Martin. In 1555 the Missionaries of St Francis of Assisi Llagaron the first encomenderos to evangelize and catechize the natives not very many people.

On 8 and 9 July 1595, the judge of the Royal Audience of Santa Fe de Bogota, Andres Egas de Guzman, established the Indian reservation with Cuitiva name, which means "Land of the Captain's Wife." Chibchas Our ancestors who inhabited