Villa de Leyva
Concertinaed hillsides surround the perfectly preserved whitewashed buildings and ancient cobblestone streets of Villa de Leyva, its historic charm captured forever following its declaration as a national monument in 1954. Grand plazas, Spanish-style houses and 16th century churches make this one of the country’s most beguiling destinations and a fascinating step back in time.
Wander the streets with or without a guide, exploring the narrow alleyways and popping into family-run cafes and hosterías to sample hearty traditional fare with a convivial welcome. Soak in the atmosphere of the main square, and be transported back to a simpler time.
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Posada De San Antonio
Villa de Leyva, Bogota & surrounds, Colombia
Best for: Culture
Atmospheric simple family-run posada in the unspoilt small colonial town of Villa de Leyva in the Colombian Andes 3 hours from Bogota and home to cobbled streets, shady plazas and Spanish whitewash residences with wooden doors and red-tiled roofs.