Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Villa de Leyva

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#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. 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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  • It is a very colonial church on the outside. It seems to me that on the inside not this as preserved in some areas. But it is certainly a place that you should visit
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  • We visited at night and as there was a mass going on, only got to see the church from the bac. It is quite plain really with whitewashed walls with a few paintings on them. The altar is a large wooden...  more »
  • Church from the main Park of Villa de Leyva, beautiful inside and out and had big expectations to see it by their autochthonous character, however I get the great disappointment that their music within is of Catholic pop type of thing more post-modern.
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  • Has a nice stoop but is not quite as impressive as other churches in colombia
  • a pretty little church in a pretty little environment
  • Beautiful church full of magic.
  • Beautiful church, its architecture is beautiful
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  • 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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