Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva: Address, Phone Number, Plaza Mayor Reviews: 4.5/5

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TJLombardo2017
Envigado, Colombia48 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
The largest main square across little towns in Colombia, beautifully preserved in an entire colonial style. The view is clean. An ideal place to sit down, talk and view people passing by
Written 15 January 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,767 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
A very well preserved plaza with colonial styled architecture, backed by mountain views. Loved the cobbles streets. A great place for photos.
Written 6 June 2020
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Paula & Family
6 contributions
Jan 2020
Every time we visit Villa de Leiva, going to Plaza Mayor is a must and we are always surprise by the activites that take place there.
Last time we went there was the Astronomy weekend. Many people brought their telescopes and shared with the visitors, just for sharing their love for space.
A pleasure!
Written 5 March 2020
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Traveler group 5
Medellin, Colombia27 contributions
Feb 2020
I was in 2016. I stayed with my family in Bogota but we decided, visit this wonderful place. I was only there once but, is a place that i would like to visit again. This is a beautiful and quiet town located, about three hours from Bogota.

In Villa de Leyva you will find hotels, good gastronomy, craft shops and the largest square in Colombia. This place doesn´t have many activities to do it´s a beautiful and quiet place where you can enjoy a day with your family, coupleor friends and learn more about the local culture
Written 12 February 2020
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WorldTvlerParker_CO
Parker, CO849 contributions
Feb 2020
Still not sure that this plaza is bigger than the one in Tunja, but they say it is....definitely older, and the cobbled areas a bit treacherous for walking across. Lots of activity here depending on the time of day...and some of the. Festivals take place here as well!
Written 9 February 2020
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WorldTraveller
London, UK608 contributions
Jan 2020
Everything circles around this beautiful colonial square which is so atmospheric and original one feels taken back to the 16th century. Well worth a visit.
Written 18 January 2020
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Lorraine B
St. Albans, UK340 contributions
Jan 2020
Allegedly the largest town square in Columbia. It is certainly difficult to photograph due to its size. Edged with churches, small shops and a few restaurants but with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
Written 17 January 2020
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Alicia B
Colombia53 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I consider you can tell from the architecture the story is behind around are many places to eat, have a beer, to hut crafts or just to chill out. The green here you can find it around because the place is surrounded by mountains. Is amazing to know this was an ocean a long time ago!
Written 16 January 2020
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JAG
Bogota, Colombia56 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Beautiful central square. Wide open space. Lively. Beautiful architecture. The nearby mountains provide a very nice backdrop.
Written 21 December 2019
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lakelover908
Kendal, UK1,049 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited in the evening when it was dark and as it is nearing xmas lights are being erected. So very pretty.
Written 25 November 2019
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