Casa Terracota, Villa de Leyva

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See a building displaying a rather odd but charming architectural style at Casa Terracota. Designed by Colombian architect Octavio Mendoza, the house was sculpted out of clay, then fired at a high temperature to make it water and earthquake resistant. Completed in 2012, the building displays a distinctly Gaudi-influenced style, with undulating features, organic shapes, and mosaics. Take a tour of the building and snap photos of the eccentric design and handcrafted interior decor created to match the style of the exterior. Arrange your visit to Casa Terracota and discover more family-friendly attractions in Villa de Leyva using our Villa de Leyva trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The architect homeowner is must laugh every day seeing how come so many people (he lives in the House right away). It is a rare House, but need you more decoration and more cleaning to collect 10 thousand / person. You must visit to have the memory and see a different architecture
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  • August 12, 2017
    A unique place in the world, tourists awoke her curious side and it is worthwhile to see the inside of it.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The house is entirely made of clay and somewhat reminiscent of buildings by Gaudi both inside and outside, with curvy lines, shapes of animals and mosaics. If you're interested in architecture it's wo...  more »
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  • July 24, 2017
    Is worth seeing it. We paid 10'000 COP and spend 2 hrs in this house. The house is really made with love and a lot of details
  • June 29, 2017
    It's a really interesting place to visit. A unique house.
  • August 2, 2017
    Interesting construction technique by an architect.
  • March 23, 2017
    The ticket price is 10k COP (4 USD), but the house is beautiful
  • February 11, 2017
    An amaizing architectural piece, mixing the Boyacá artisanal clay work and the influence of Gaudí

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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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