VILLA DE LEYVA

Villa de Leyva is a charming old colonial city in the Boyacá region of Colombia. Calm and quiet on weekdays, it gets flooded by tourists from Bogotá on the weekends. 


Villa de Leyva is one of the few towns in Colombia that conserved all its colonial architecture. It is 150 km north from Bogotá and has a nice dry and warm weather, although it gets windy and cold in the evening.


The architecture of Villa de Leyva has a Spanish style. You can see in the construction of most of the houses in the village, their wonderful balconies, arcs and main doors. Villa de Leyva is a place of inspiration to poets and writers. They can find peace in its stone paved streets or just contemplating the majestic main square, unique in Latin-America.


- Wikivoyage

Image by Mesut Kaya

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