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Casa Terracota, Villa de Leyva

(3.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The House is built completely of mud, in addition that is could live in it. The architecture is unique, I had never seen something like this. It is worth to take it inside and out. The only downside is that the entrance is very expensive.
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  • You should take your time and go to see this unique art creation if you are in Villa de Leyva. It is not fare from the town and worth the trip. 
  • Its a beautiful and unique house(?) made all of clay, a masterpiece of the architect Mendoza. Worth the short trip from Villa de Leyva 
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  • Definitely worth the trip! The house reminds me quite a bit of a house out of Beetlejuice. Really amazing artwork inside and out!
  • Go there ! It's beautiful and unique. Real art 👌.
  • Nice place to visit, is very peculiar and great for some pics.
  • Looks good close to the Villa you can do a healthy walk, ride a horse or even with your bike
  • 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.