Casa Terracota, Villa de Leyva

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. To visit Casa Terracota on your trip to Villa de Leyva, use our Villa de Leyva trip planner .
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  • If you liked Barcelona and Gaudi's you'll love this House of the architect Octavio Mendoza in clay
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  • A totally original House, we go on foot from Villa de Leyva, an extraordinary work. My opinion is part of the essential region.
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  • Beautiful, big house. Beautiful rooms, crawl by, sneak by. Elements of Gaudi and Dali. Rooms with nice bathrooms and resin products. Terraces, kitchen. Beautiful doors. Everything equally flavorful. Many details, such as a railing in the form of a snake, chairs in the form of an animal. I'd go and live there. The whole is not yet commercially exploited. Entrance of 10,000 pesos. We went by taxi because found it too far to walk.
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  • No words or pictures can describe the beauty of this place and it’s history. It’s like a maze inside a house, really awesome!
  • Definitly worth a visit. A Colombian take on Gaudi's architectural style, with a unique twist.
  • Super interesting design house, I loved! It's a master piece of art worthy of admiration and it's nearby to beautiful outlooks, it's really close to town and you can get to the house walking enjoying that beautiful land.
  • Gaudi style home. It is interresting to visit inside also 10 000 pesos per person. This colombien architect had a lot of inspiration. The location is not far away from the City Center. We rent bike for the day.
  • Curious and unique place designed and built -piece by piece-, by an eclectic architect using clay, turned to ceramic.
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