Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Villa de Leyva

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#1 of 19 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. Arrange your visit to Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario and discover more family-friendly attractions in Villa de Leyva using our Villa de Leyva itinerary tool .
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  • Located on the Plaza Mayor is this white Church. When we were there was there prayers. The altar and the back wall is special. Worth seeing. An oasis in the city.
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  • This church is small but very cozy. You don't have luxuries of other colonial churches but they have conserved it well and worth the visit. It is tiny given the immensity of the square which is in front, but the whole is very harmonious.
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  • A beautiful temple. Large and well kept. It shows us the respect with which men built him front a big square.
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  • Has a nice stoop but is not quite as impressive as other churches in colombia
  • Beautiful church full of magic.
  • a pretty little church in a pretty little environment
  • It is an old, small church, but retains the traditional with a very nice architecture. Its walls and gates.
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  • Very picturesque
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