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Casa Terracota, Villa de Leyva

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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Where to stay in Villa de Leyva

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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  • This is a really cool place to visit. It's something I have never seen before. Everything in the house is functional, so if you have to go to the bathroom, you can do it inside. It's a nice place to t...  more »
  • Visited this in a bike ride to one of the vineyards further along the route and was a good pause for that. But it is just that, a nice quick stop. It looked like you could actually spend a night here ...  more »
  • I didn't really know what I was getting into when I pulled up, but what I found was a fascinating and unique building. The sculptures, the windows, and of course the building itself are so interesting...  more »
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  • The ticket price is 10k COP (4 USD), but the house is beautiful
  • An amaizing architectural piece, mixing the Boyacá artisanal clay work and the influence of Gaudí
  • Nice place to visit, is very peculiar and great for some pics.
  • Interesting stop in our cycle. 10000pesos entrance. Would not go out of the way to see it but some one has put a lot of work in to it.
  • Looks good close to the Villa you can do a healthy walk, ride a horse or even with your bike