Don Juan de Castellanos' house

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Don Juan de Castellanos' house

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Don Juan de Castellanos' house

'Eulogies of illustrious men of the Indies' is don Juan de Castellanos' most famous work in 113,000 versus the writer narrates the conquest of the land which belongs to present-day Colombia and Venezuela. The house that this man designed and built can be seen on a corner of the main square in Villa de Leyva. It is known for its classic Castilian style and for its half point arches.


Houses that are museums, an ostrich farm and a festival in which the tomato is the protagonist are some plans to enjoy in Villa de Leyva and its surroundings.