Couvent ecce homo, Villa de Leyva

(4/5 based on 160+ 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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  • This place learns you how earlier live was in a convent. Many things are good preserved and people are willing to explain things 
  • A convent that data from more than five hundred years, retains original 45-minute drive from Villa de Leyva.
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  • It is a really impressive historical place with 397 years of history. The location is a bit far from Villa de Leyva (8km or 5 miles).