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About Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva is a city located in the Boyacá Department. It was founded as Villa de Santa María de Leyva in 1572, and it is known for the preservation of its historical heritage from the colonial era, as well for the archeological remains that date to the prehistoric times.Specialists have concluded that the area was originally a primordial sea in the Cretacic era which was inhabited by several species of dinosaurs. Several museums and institutions research and exhibit the archeological remains that... have been found so far.During the colonial times the city became an important town that was renowned for its wheat production. The town began to be abandoned by the end of the XVIIIth century, but halfway through the XXth president Gustavo Rojas Pinillas declared the city as an historical monument and pushed forward several policies for the recovery of its historical heritage. Thanks to this kind of iniciatives, Villa de Leyva is now a must see destination for everyone interested in visiting Colombia.
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Travel tips for Villa de Leyva

-It would be better to make reservations for bus tickets leaving town with anticipation, as buses tend to be full and bus companies sell the last tickets at a much higher price.If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in... case you travel to the jungle- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.
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Best time to visit Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva is an interesting destination all year long. However, it is recommended that you plan to match the dates of any of the many festivities celebrated during the year, such as the Festival of Lights in late December, to get the most out of your trip.

Climate in Villa de Leyva

-Average temperature in Villa de Leyva is around 62-64º Farenheit degrees. The region has three climatic zones, and you can encounter rain all year long.

The things to do in Villa de Leyva

The main tourism attractions in Villa de Leyva are its archeological and archit...ectonic remains, as well as the many cultural festivities hosted along the year
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Accomodations in Villa de Leyva

Hostal El Pino
Location: Carrera 8 N° 7-96 | Barrio la Palma
Price: From 50.234 COP
Bed & Breakfast that offers an economic alternative for travelling.

Important dates in Villa de Leyva

Festival of Astronomy(Last week of January or first week of February)Event that fathers specialists both national and international and looks to position astronomy as a tourist atraction. One can find workshops, lectures and the chance to gaze upon the stars with proffesional telescopes.
Birthday of Villa de Leyva(June)It coincides with a National Band and Jazz Festival that gathers the best national artists and some international guests.
Gastronomic Festivall(October)Event that summons the best gourmet cheffs of the country. You will be able to find degustations of the best colombian dishes of the region and all Colombia.
Festival of Light(End of December)The streets and houses of Villa de Leyva are decorated with lanterns and candles. There are also fireworks and several choruses sing christmas carols across the whole town. Several tourists visit Villa de Leyva during this celebration.