Couvent ecce homo, Villa de Leyva

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Enter Couvent ecce homo through an impressive red-brick and whitewashed-stone facade, and examine five centuries of architecture and artifacts. Originally built in 1620, this restored Dominican convent houses a collection of items including artworks and vestments, all telling the story of its colonial history. Much of the stone used in the convent and chapel was quarried in the region's richly populated fossil beds; look for ammonites and fossils embedded in the floors and altars. Display descriptions are available in English. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Couvent ecce homo and many more Villa de Leyva attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Villa de Leyva vacation builder.
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  • August 1, 2017
    A place full of history, fascinating and unique. A magical place, every corner tells a story.
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  • July 31, 2017
    A few km from Villa de Leyva is this convent. Maintained very well worth a visit if only to admire the beautiful plants and flowers that are inside. Is organized as a House Museum. Surrounded by greenery in a quiet amazing. Entry of 5000 pesos.
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  • July 30, 2017
    The monastery is situated on a hill and offers a beautiful view to the mountains and the Valley. Everything is the Spaniards very rural and probably little different than at the time. In the courtyard are lovingly cherished and nurtured many subtropical flowers gathered. The few testimonies of proselytizing, let's not forget the pain of the indigenous one — the Conquista with the Inquisition in tow were cruel.
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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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