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Villa de leyva (2 hours from Bogotà)

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Why locals love it

Locals prefer this place to spend weekends out of dynamic Bogotá. This little town is located in Boyacá, the department next to Cundinamarca (Bogotá). The village is very picturesque, colonial style and it is full of history as it is the land of Antonio Ricaurte, a captain of Bolívar's army, patriot of the Independence of Colombia and Venezuela.

Why you should visit it

Villa de leyva offers you a piece of Latin-American history; there are museums, art galleries. A very romantic town with nice restaurants and very kind people. You can visit the birthplace of Antonio Ricaurte and on the way back to Bogotá visit the Boyacá Bridge, place of one of the most important battles for the independence of South America.

Special tip

try some hot chocolate at night while sitting in the main square. Do not forget to try those little cookies called "besos de novia" (bride's kisses)

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5 Comments

Todos los pueblos de Boyacá son hermosos, uno de los más representativos es Villa de Leyva.. muy recomendado. Y es a 3 horas de Bogotá.
Katherin
Local
August 28, 2019
Is a typical town, when the travelers can find food and other experiences
Claudia
Local
August 5, 2019
I used t visit with my friends growing up. It's absolutely breat taking.
Weta
Local
May 25, 2018
My favorite place in Colombia!
Camila
Local
December 12, 2017
Love my Country!!
Weta
Local
May 25, 2018
It's a must
Francesca
Local
September 19, 2016
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