means: "he who precipitated downward". Legend says waterfall was created by hero Bochica, who used his staff to break the rock and release the water that covered the Bogotá savanna. Another that during Spanish conquest and evangelization of the Americas, in order to escape the new colonial order, indigenous people jumped off the Salto Del Tequendama and became eagles to fly to their freedom. The river that feeds the falls is currently considered to be one of the most contaminated in the world. A historic hotel building, now a museum that overlooks the waterfall is undergoing restoration aided by the French government. Situated just opposite to the waterfall and on the edge of the cliff, it provides breathtaking view. Rain, fog and storms make the drive really treacherous.