The 9 Best Things to Do in Villa de Leyva, Colombia

October 2, 2017 Madelene Haan

Villa de Leyva in Colombia, from South America region, is best know for Points of Interest & Landmarks. Discover best things to do in Villa de Leyva with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Villa de Leyva

1. Plaza Mayor

Villa de Leyva, Colombia +57 311 5993577
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 838 reviews

Plaza Mayor

Reviewed By JakedogNZ - Auckland Central, New Zealand

I was blown away with how awesome this place was. Its a step back in time because they have preserved the buildings exteriors which really ads to the experience. Behind many of the doors are more doors with shops and eateries .. Make sure you go for the arepas with a chorizo. The locals are very nice and most of the tourists are colombian or south american. Still buzzing i got to see this place.

2. Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP

Via a Santa Sofia km 4, Villa de Leyva, Colombia +57 314 2192904
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP

Reviewed By Rogers R - Quito, Ecuador

I visited this Center with my family (kids of 6 and 12 years old) and they were really interested listening to our guide explaining different fossils exhibited and labor developed in this Research center. Very good experience to remember my geological background and share my brief paleontological knowledge with my kids... It’s highly recommended if your kids love dinosaurs and ancient animals.
Kids can perform exploration activities like Paleontologist.

3. Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario

Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario

Reviewed By Nigel H - Harrogate, United Kingdom

What impressed me about this lovely church is its peacefulness. Do often churches are packed full of images statues icons ...too crowded buy far. This has white walls with few ornaments and images. This makes it lighter and highlights the glory of the got behind the alter, which would otherwise have been lost.

4. Marques de Vila de Leyva

Villa de Leyva, Colombia +57 317 5182745
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Marques de Vila de Leyva

Reviewed By Pablo M - Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

About 7 kms. away from Villa de Leyva lays this small but well kept vinyard waiting for your visit. Merlot, Cabernet Suavignon, Malbec and S. Blanc are among the grapes found here. Excellent way to spend an afternoon with a tour of the facilities and finally some wine tasting. Gorgeous breezy cool weather will make you beg for more!! Just do it!!!

5. Couvent ecce homo

Inconnue, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 213 reviews

Couvent ecce homo

Reviewed By OneAddictedTraveler - Lake Elmo, Minnesota

This institution was founded in 1620 by the Dominican Order. It was added to over the years and is still in good condition. The central garden is beautiful. Exhibits help understand both monastic life and the local aboriginal inhabitants of the area.

6. Casa Museo Antonio Narino

Carrera 9 No. 10-25, Villa de Leyva 154007, Colombia +57 8 7320342
Excellent
42%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 248 reviews

Casa Museo Antonio Narino

Al recorrer esta casa del siglo XVII, declarada Monumento Nacional en 1961, se tiene la oportunidad de explorar las diferentes facetas de la vida de este gran hombre, el espíritu de su época y conocer la arquitectura colonial. Antonio Nariño hoy es el Colombiano de todos los tiempos, precursor de nuestra libertad, quien estuvo desde la Insurrección Comunera hasta la creación de la República de Colombia, en compañía del libertador Simón Bolívar y de Francisco Miranda. La Casa Museo Antonio Nariño del Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia, es un espacio donde se promueve la historia y memoria relacionada con el prócer Antonio Nariño, asumiendo como una de sus tareas principales la divulgación de los derechos del hombre por medio de servicios educativos y culturales dirigidos a los habitantes de todas las edades que residen en Villa de Leyva y a los turistas que visitan la población como exposiciones temporales, una permanente con más de 150 piezas, talleres, conversatorios, eventos, etc.

Reviewed By Aero303 - Denver, Colorado

This museum has a thorough history of the life and importance of Antonio Nariño. The exhibits and guides have a wealth of information and do a good job of reminding the visitor of the modern importance of his life's work. For those tired of only hearing about the conquests of 'the liberator', this museum will convince you there are other important historical figures. The only major flaw is a lack of information available in English.

7. Laguna de Iguaque

5. 706500, -73. 457056 | Km 30 Via Arcabuco, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Laguna de Iguaque

Reviewed By FollowTheTurtles

The hike to Laguna de Iguaque is amazing. The last part is quite demanding but nothing impossible. If you're lucky to have a clear sunny day you definitely will enjoy some great views.

8. Casa Terracota

Villa de leyva, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 807 reviews

Casa Terracota

Reviewed By LynsFrostee - London, United Kingdom

This is a pretty random attraction but if you’re in the area then you should definitely set aside half an hour to take a peak inside this amazing structure. The detail that went in to this Home is on its own impressive. Worth the time and small price tag.

9. Vinedo Aim Karim

1 Villa De Leyva, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Vinedo Aim Karim

Reviewed By TransplantedNewfie - Astana, Kazakhstan

We dropped in here on a spontaneous visit and were pleasantly surprised. The tour was informative and the wine is delicious. Colombian wine is rare, which makes it all the more special.

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