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Casa Terracota, Villa de Leyva
(3.8/5 based on 480+ 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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  • It is an interesting place. It has special details, but beyond that is nothing spectacular. Other additional services should be offered.
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  • This terracota house is made by an architect, influence from Gaudi and Hundertwasser. 2 km outof the city. 
  • We visited the House Terra cotta and we admired for its design and the surprises that we were encountering along the way. Congratulations to the architect, give only three stars not by the House, but by the lack of a guide, would be worth a guided tour and explanation of the original idea.
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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.