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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

As part of a tour of the local curiosities in the Villa de Leyva, this monastery may be visited. It shows what monastic life was like. The church, cloister and buildings are quiet and worth a stop. Nothing really unusual about this place though.

Thank Yves B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is an outstanding facility not far from Villa de Leyva well worth a side trip.When I was there on a weekday there were almost no other visitors to enjoy the beautiful courtyard and well-done museum in some six or more rooms adjoining it. There...More

Thank rfk444
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is a large, historic Spanish monastery set in the countryside not far from the towns of Villa de Leyva, Sutamarchán, and Ráquira. It is extensive with the rooms described and a large courtyard with a lush and colourful garden. It is very peaceful and...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

As you enter look at the ammonites and fossils on the floors. This convent was founded by the Dominican Fathers in 1620 and each of the rooms have a description of what it was used for. The grounds and courtyard are very pretty and don't...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A little side trip to this monastery is worth the effort. The colonial building was originally a private home. With the rich supply of fossils in the area the builder included many in the masonry of this place. Take time to search out the fossils....More

Thank Diana5101
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Not a particularly large destination, a well-tended convent that has some lovely grounds. For the devout, perhaps a more persuasive stop. OK visit but one easily missed.

Thank susan j
Reviewed 23 March 2018

There was much more information about the life of the Dominican monks that I expected to see. The setting is lovely - don't miss the simple cemetery beside the convent!

Thank SadhusWithiPods
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Went therefor a wedding after almost 45 years of my first visit as a kid. Gorgeous environment. A good cultural visit very close to Villa de Leyva. Only don't trust Waze when going there. Use only the paved man road until you see the sign...More

Thank Alberto R
Reviewed 8 February 2018

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.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 11 January 2018

What I liked best about the visit was that the signs (Spanish, English, French) explained the uses of the different rooms when the monastery was being used. Some interesting artifacts, too.

Thank Frederick H
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