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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.