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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  • They were spectacular fireworks that made part of the arrival of new year 2018, accompanied by a great orchestra that entertained the meeting in the central plaza of Villa de Leyva, deserve congratulated the organizers of the event. The behavior of the public in general very good, not arise any problem, even though that was very high the number of attendees.
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  • It is not a large church, it is rather simple and great. Does not have the luxuries of other churches .but is quite picturesque
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  • As it is located in the central plaza of Villa de Leyva, is a stop or a destination forced in this population. It is a small church in a traditional way, with a lovely atmosphere. You can learn during the celebration of the mass or in the moments that leave it open. Certainly invited to prayer and meditation.
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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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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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