Its name is in honor of the hero of Nueva Granada; Antonio Ricaurte.
At the beginning it was called Calle de Nuestra Señora de Las Latas and then Calle de Santa Teresa.
It is said that one of the houses was inhabited by goblins. The night when the General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera celebrated the victory of Guaspud, where the General Juan José Flórez lost, the nearby houses couldn't sleep because of the great riot, swords clashing and glass cups broken on the floor.
The next morning when the house owners were interrogated for the motif of such feast, they answered the hadn't had absolutely nothing, the house owner said she had dreamt with a great party at the house of General Mosquera.