Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Villa de Leyva
(4.6/5 based on 160+ 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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  • You will find Catholic Holy Mass everyday. Some are in the morning, some in the evening. Evening Mass was with a very good readers, very good music (guitar) and good sermon. Parish priest was very kin...  more »
  • A church that takes you back in time, a very good place to live the Holy Eucharist. Totally recommended!
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  • the architecture is beautiful, having the mountain back makes it special and inside is simple compared to the great cathedrals, but imagine it 80 years ago is wonderful, caring for every detail of construction, definitely an icon of the city!
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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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