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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  • 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 »
  • It is one of the most ancient in the area. It is an interesting visit for those interested in the history of the Spanish colony.
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