Couvent ecce homo, Villa de Leyva
(3.9/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • beautiful antique furniture and paintings on the walls. Still preserves the refectory.
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  • This Convent is nice to visit, the ground all in fossils is very unusual and beautiful, the garden is beautiful and located in in Nice environment
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  • Interesting example of colonial architecture, well maintained and nicely renovated. Façade and cloister embellished with luxuriant vegetation.
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