15 Jan 2019 - 16 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Villa de Leyva is one of the most picturesque towns in all Colombia. Settled in 1572, the colonial town has managed to retain its charm and has a mild and agreeable climate all year round. The focus of the town is the Plaza Mayor, which is the largest square in Colombia. Give a day or two to wander through the narrow streets of Villa de Leyva and soak up its history.
VERY NICE, COLONIAL TOWN. THERE ARE ALSO PERFECT PATHS TO WALK THROUGH CASCADES.
White walls, hacienda style buildings, gorgeous handicrafts and stone streets make Villa de Leyva a village-y, charming antidote to dusty, industrial Bogota. It's a little touristy, but not so much as to ruin the sight of the hills surrounding it and the blue, blue skies.
Few towns have been as well-preserved as Villa de Leyva. It has been declared a National Monument to keep it from being modernized. The old town is a romantic one, too, with gorgeous architecture, quiet restaurants inside courtyards, boutique hotels and cafes, artisan vendor’s shops, and probably the best French bakery in all of Colombia. Villa de Leyva was founded in 1572 and its enormous central plaza is said to be the largest in all of South America. The large white-washed houses with their green shutters, flower-filled window boxes, and terracotta-tiled roofs are kept in exquisite condition. And the street’s cobblestones are so big, cars avoid driving on them.