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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  • Only half a hour drive from Villa de Leyva drive. Amazing place. You can learn a lot about monastery life, traditions and liturgy. Good collection of artefacts. Beautiful garden. 
  • It is a sample of ancient things church-related and also has fossils, including one of a huge snake!. It has a spectacular garden!
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  • The convent is located 25 minutes from Villa de Leyva. There is a work of restoration and rehabilitation that allows to enjoy the facilities. However, there is no adequate information that allows to know more thoroughly life was like in the convent during the time of use or as restoration was done. There is no guided tour in the place. Central garden very nice and in good repair. You should visit is, without a doubt.
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