Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Villa de Leyva

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Boyaca Department
Church Tourist Spot
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 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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  • This church is right on the square so hard to miss and therefore worth a quick look inside. There was a wedding on the day we visited which was special...  more »
  • If you travel to Villa de Leyva you have to visit Plaza Mayor and its church. The church is an antique place where Antonio Nariño is buried and was dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Rosario  more »
  • What impressed me about this lovely church is its peacefulness. Do often churches are packed full of images statues icons ...too crowded buy far. This has white walls with few ornaments and images. Th...  more »
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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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