Villa de Leyva, Colombia

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A few weeks after my arrival to Bogota we took our first trip to Villa de Leyva to celebrate the New Year.

Here in Bogota it’s incredibly common for people to travel outside of the city whenever they get the chance. People often say that the best part about living in Bogota is actually the towns surrounding Bogota. (and I’m beginning to see why)

puente de boyaca







We went to Villa de Leyva with Rafa’s whole family to celebrate the new year. Here in Colombia it is very common to celebrate the new year with your family (quite different from how we celebrate in the United States).. a tradition that I found to be really nice.

It’s about 3 hours away from Bogota,  the only way to get there is by car or bus, but going on a road trip at Colombia turned out to be one of the best experiences. The mountains, the landscape, it was just so beautiful and breath-taking.

In the center of Villa de Leyva you find the enormous Plaza Principal, one of the largest squares in Colombia and all of South America. It is even more impressive if you consider Villa de Leyva’s rather small size with of 16,000 citizens.

the main square in villa de leyva

Villa de Leyva is filled with so much nature and beauty. When visiting this beautiful town you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time…. but i’ll let the pictures speak for themself .

Pozos Azules: 

Vineyard el Marquéz de la Villa


Villa de Leyva:

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8 thoughts on “Villa de Leyva, Colombia

  1. You look as if you had a wonderful time here. Columbia is once place I haven’t even thought of ever visiting but it looks lovely so I’ve put it on my bucket list. The countryside looks beautiful and lush over there and it all looks really pretty. I enjoyed reading your blog as I would like to travel more myself so I’m staying tuned to your blog. Thanks for your interesting article.

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