Boyacá Sights

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Casa Terracota

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Started in 1999 and built over a 14-year span using no steel or concrete, local artist and architect Octavio Mendoza's former home outside...

Convento de las Carmelitas

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A block north of Plaza Mayor is the small grassy park of the Convento de las Carmelitas, a cloistered convent with an impressive 17th-century...

Desierto de la Candelaria

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The Desierto de la Candelaria, 7 km (4 miles) east of Villa de Leyva, is covered with marine fossils left behind when the ancient sea...

Mirador de Filandia

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This 88-foot-tall wood viewing tower has balconies that offer 360-degree panoramic views of the village and the surrounding valleys.

Museo del Carmen

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Across from the Convento de las Carmelitas is the Museo de Arte Religioso de Las Carmelitas, better known simply as El Museo del Carmen.


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The town of Ráquira, 25 km (16 miles) southwest of Villa de Leyva, is famous for its ceramics, sold in shops along the main square.

Santuario de Fauna y Flora Laguna de Iguaque

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This national wildlife sanctuary lies 15 km (9 miles) north of Villa de Leyva. There are seven glacial lakes, scattered at altitudes...

Viñedo Ain Karim

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The sunny high altitudes of Villa de Leyva make for interesting wine terroir, and a few wineries have sprung up in the area. Focused...


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