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Villa de Leyva

Positioned away from major trade routes and exploitable resources, the colonial town of Villa de Leyva has been largely left alone--leaving a window into the 16th century that has become one of Colombia's most popular attractions. Start your tour of Villa de Leyva in the main square, said to be the largest in Colombia. From here you can see the finely preserved whitewashed colonial architecture, including atmospheric places of worship, houses of famous residents, and government buildings. Because of its cobblestone streets and pristine architecture, Villa de Leyva has been the setting for multiple films and hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. Add Villa de Leyva and other destinations in Colombia to your travel itinerary using our Colombia travel route builder website .
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A popular destination for international tourists and weekend visitors from Bogota, Villa de Leyva offers a good number of accommodations to suit its varied list of visitors. The town's largely unchanged colonial core features characterful period lodgings set in old manor homes and villas, possessing an atmosphere entirely in keeping with the cobblestone streets and peaceful plazas. Simpler posadas (guesthouses) dot Villa de Leyva's side streets, offering comfortable rooms in relaxed lodgings.
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