Large cobbled square surrounded by low white buildings
Colombia,  History,  Postcards from the road

A postcard from Colombia: Villa de Leyva

Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva

A colonial gem

Villa de Leyva was founded in 1572 by the Spaniards, and is considered one of the most beautiful colonial villages in Colombia.

Walking its streets at times felt more like being in a museum rather than a living town as it seems to have been almost frozen in time. It is known for its whitewashed colonial buildings, cobbled lanes and this vast Plaza Mayor, the largest in the country.


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