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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  • This restored monastery is just beautiful with lots of artefacts to see. The gardens are stunning. The whole architecture is beautiful. You can see fossils embedded into walls and floors as that whole...  more »
  • Peaceful old convent, worth a visit as part of a guided tour, very peaceful, garden beautifully laid out and maintained.  more »
  • Interesting rooms of exhibits surrounding a beautiful flower filled courtyard. Nice view. Great old architecture  more »