Villa de Leyva

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) for a couple blocks. * To combine a trip to the Salt Cathedral on the way to Villa de Leyva, take a bus to Zipaquira and then take a taxi to the Cathedral. Then take a taxi to Plaza de la Riena for a minibus to Chiquinquira. The minibus is operated by Transportes Reina Agencia and the departure location is at Carrera 36, 8-532. Understand History Villa de Leyva was founded on June 12th 1572, by Captain Hernan Suárez de Villalobos, as instructed by the first president of the New Kingdom


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a gastronomical festival, the water festival, the tree festival, the Kite Festival in August, the onion beauty pageant in October, and the Festival of the Lights in December. One of Villa de Leyva's main attractions is the town's many restaurants serving international cuisine, including Italian, French and Spanish dishes. The town and Boyacá region are known for the green beauty of the landscapes. Villa


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de Leyva in popular culture *Part of the film ''Cobra Verde'' by Werner Herzog was filmed here. *A Spanish-language soap opera version of the Zorro story has been filmed here, as of 2007, by the Colombian production company RTI, distributed in the United States by Telemundo. *Florentino Ariza, the main character of the book and film Love in the Time of Cholera spends part of his life here. *Antonio Ricaurte, Captain in Bolivar's army, active in the war of independence of Venezuela and Colombia, was born in Villa de Leyva. * House of the first Congress, The house were the first congress of the united provinces of Nueva Granada, was established on October 4, 1812, is located on the north corner of the main plaza. It is currently the site of the municipal council. References commons:Villa de Leyva


popular culture

de Leyva in popular culture *Part of the film ''Cobra Verde'' by Werner Herzog was filmed here. *A Spanish-language soap opera version of the Zorro story has been filmed here, as of 2007, by the Colombian production company RTI, distributed in the United States by Telemundo. *Florentino Ariza, the main character of the book and film Love in the Time of Cholera spends part of his life here. *Antonio Ricaurte, Captain in Bolivar's army, active in the war of independence of Venezuela and Colombia, was born in Villa de Leyva. * House of the first Congress, The house were the first congress of the united provinces of Nueva Granada, was established on October 4, 1812, is located on the north corner of the main plaza. It is currently the site of the municipal council. References commons:Villa de Leyva


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de Leyva in popular culture *Part of the film ''Cobra Verde'' by Werner Herzog was filmed here. *A Spanish-language soap opera version of the Zorro story has been filmed here, as of 2007, by the Colombian production company RTI, distributed in the United States by Telemundo. *Florentino Ariza, the main character of the book and film Love in the Time of Cholera spends part of his life here. *Antonio Ricaurte, Captain in Bolivar's army, active in the war of independence of Venezuela and Colombia, was born in Villa de Leyva. * House of the first Congress, The house were the first congress of the united provinces of Nueva Granada, was established on October 4, 1812, is located on the north corner of the main plaza. It is currently the site of the municipal council. References commons:Villa de Leyva


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to the surrounding attractions, bike and horses rentals as well as extreme sports activities (canyoning, paragliding, speleology, rappeling..). Most are located on Carrera 9 between the terminal and the main plaza : :* :*


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Colombia - Boyaca - Villa de Leyva.svg mapsize 250px map_caption Location of the town of Villa de Leyva and the Leyva municipality in Boyacá Department. subdivision_type Colombia subdivision_type '''Region''' subdivision_type1 Department (Departments of Colombia) subdivision_name Andean Region (Colombia) subdivision_name1 Boyacá Department * leader_title Mayor

; '''Villa de Leyva''' is a colonial town and municipality, in the Boyacá (Boyacá Department) department of Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. The town is located 40 km west of Tunja and has a population of about 9,600 people. It is "three and a half hours by car or bus from Bogotá."


Colonial Hotel

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Villa de Leyva

'''Villa de Leyva''' is a colonial town and municipality, in the Boyacá (Boyacá Department) department of Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. The town is located 40 km west of Tunja and has a population of about 9,600 people. It is "three and a half hours by car or bus from Bogotá." Villa de Leyva is considered one of the finest colonial villages of Colombia, and was declared a National Monument on December 17, 1954 to preserve its architecture. It is located at a high altitude valley of 2,144 meters (7034.12 feet). Many fossils from the Mesozoic and the Cretaceous have been found in the area.

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