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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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  • A spectacular and original architectural work, it took several years to build it, you have all the dependencies of a House. The original is the material used is mud only with a special process, it is worth looking at it.
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  • It is a very nice house and is a novelty in Villa de Leyva. Entry is somewhat expensive but it is worth.
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  • Of mother earth, beautiful, unique, spectacular, giving all an extreme... takes all the credits.
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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.