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. Make Couvent ecce homo a part of your Villa de Leyva vacation plans using our Villa de Leyva online travel planner .
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  • Historic, well-maintained monastery in a beautiful setting, not too far from Villa De Leyva. The grounds are well-maintained and worth wandering.  more »
  • It is a place lost in the forest. The architecture of the place is fantastic, the girl guide that is there explains very well the historical events of the time, and as the daily was life of the monks who inhabited it. The garden is very beautiful.
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  • It is a place with history, if you like the religious art is a place to visit otherwise it's not good to go because you will not find enriching visit, it seems to me that a guide need you, there are explanatory posters in every classroom, but are not really sufficient to know shows what I know.
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A popular destination for international tourists and weekend visitors from Bogota, Villa de Leyva offers a good number of accommodations to suit its varied list of visitors. The town's largely unchanged colonial core features characterful period lodgings set in old manor homes and villas, possessing an atmosphere entirely in keeping with the cobblestone streets and peaceful plazas. Simpler posadas (guesthouses) dot Villa de Leyva's side streets, offering comfortable rooms in relaxed lodgings.
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