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Streets paved in stone and white walls greet travellers arriving in Villa de Leyva a town in Boyacá which is part of the Colombian National Network Of Heritage Towns. it is located 3 hours by land north of Bogotá. Founded on June 12 1572 and recognise what colonial architecture, Villa de Leyva lives the 21st century with intensity, sharing its history with all who visit it.

What to do in Villa de Leyva

Visitors to  Villa de Leyva find beautifully preserved colonial buildings. Nonetheless, the present and future of this heritage town are well founded in creative proposals so that visitors may enjoy activities such as visiting an ostrich farm, going to a dinosaur theme park, visiting archaeological sites and shopping for local handicrafts.    

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Villa de Leyva charms visitors at every street corner. Strolling down its stone streets in any direction you will stumble across churches, convents and  monasteries, and perhaps, find yourself in an enormous square where visitors fly kites and Christmas festivities are held Visitors enchanted with white walls and windows and door frames built in colonial style.

CAN’T-MISS ACTIVITIES

Houses of our museums, an ostrich farm and the Festival starring the humble tomato are some of the many plans you can enjoy in Villa de Leyva and its surrounding area.

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  • Best time to visit: Year-Round
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