Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Villa de Leyva

(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A must-see when visiting the city, has a very traditional and in excellent state of conservation architecture. You must not pay entrance and you can enjoy part of the history of the city
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  • Nice church you have to visit while being on the plaza mayor in Villa de Leyva. The doors are always open so you can get in and have a look. 
  • Is feels peace and tranquility on its inside, the architecture is typical of the place. Re-fuel for Catholics and believers.
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  • Has a nice stoop but is not quite as impressive as other churches in colombia
  • Beautiful church full of magic.
  • Beautiful place which preserves the classic architecture and romantic
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  • His style colonial make of this a place traditional with a very nice design architectural.
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  • Preserves parts of high cultural value, recommended to visit with the family
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