Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Villa de Leyva

4.5
#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Boyaca Department
Appreciate the understated early colonial architecture of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, constructed on the orders of the king of Spain in 1608. The history of this traditional Spanish-style Dominican church includes the baptism of San Mateo hero Antonio Ricaurte, the first meeting of the First Congress of the United Provinces of New Granada, and the burial of General Antonio Nariño, who fought for national independence. Admire the exterior's whitewashed adobe walls and stone tower, and enter to see Baroque artworks and pieces by colonial painters Gregorio Arce y Ceballos and Jerome Steel. Spend some time taking in local life in the attractive cobblestone plaza stretching out from the church. Make Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario a part of your Villa de Leyva vacation plans using our Villa de Leyva itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We arrived in the afternoon, closed went at night, were closed at noon and guess: closed, apparently opened only for the 7 am mass
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  • August 9, 2017
    beautiful altar dore in this equalizes that cannot be visited priori only to schedules of the offices... (6 PM) almost destroyed by an earthquake, it retains its original architecture.
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  • July 31, 2017
    It is also a place you must visit while in villa de leyva! We were lucky enough to see a wedding of a Mexican with a Colombian... and mariachis were singing outside and it was super amazing to see bot...  more »
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  • October 17, 2016
    Has a nice stoop but is not quite as impressive as other churches in colombia
  • January 5, 2017
    a pretty little church in a pretty little environment
  • October 19, 2016
    Beautiful church full of magic.
  • January 10, 2017
    Beautiful church, its architecture is beautiful
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  • December 10, 2016
    Beautiful church.
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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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