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Posada De San Antonio

Bogota & surrounds, Colombia

Atmospheric simple family-run posada in the unspoiled 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.

At a Glance

  • An atmospheric place to stay

  • Family run guest house

  • The most comfortable base for exploring the laid back colonial charms of Villa de Leyva

  • Well located just a few blocks from the main square

  • The pousada displays artwork by local artists

Culture

Insider's View

The El Fossil Museum nearby is named after a 7 meter long pre-historic, marine-like reptile believed to be a “kronosaurus, found at the spot in 1977

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Description

Villa de Leyva is one of the area’s most beautiful towns, founded in 1572 by Hernàn Suàrez de Villalobos who named it after Andrès Dìas Venero de Leyva, the first president of Nueva Granada. In colonial times, Villa de Leyva played a central role and the Viceroy and his entourage spent much time here. Today, the city is a colonial jewel with an enormous plaza of surrounded by Spanish style houses, small alleys, cobblestone streets and the XVII century parochial church.

Pousada de San Antonio is located in the historic colonial town of Villa de Leyva, just a few blocks from the main square. The reception area doubles as an art gallery, displaying paintings by local artists and you will also find other works of art scattered around the hotel. The simple but comfortable rooms have modern amenities and there is also a small restaurant and relaxation area.

A few kilometers from Villa de Leyva and not to be missed is the Convento del Santo Ecce Homo, founded by the Dominicans. The pavement is made of local stone embedded with fossils, and the chapel has a magnificent golden altarpiece with a small Ecce Homo image.

Accommodation

The posada has 23 rooms (13 standard rooms, five suites and five family suites).

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Posada De San Antonio, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms available.

Facilities

Posada De San Antonio has a restaurant, an oratory for previously authorized religious services, games room and internet connection.

Location & Directions

Bogota & surrounds, Colombia

La Posada de San Antonio is situated in a beautiful colonial house built in 1860 and faces the Plaza Antonio Narino in Villa de Leyva.

When to go

Colombia is located near the Equator which allows for relatively minor temperature variations over the year although temperatures do vary according to altitude. Villa de Leyva is 2140m above sea level. The area can be visited year round however the main drier season is from December to March and then July and August.

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