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Villa de Leyva

Listed under Villages in Andean, Colombia.

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Villa de Leyva is a preserved colonial town. Home to around 4,000 people, Villa de Leyva was declared a National Monument in 1954 and its architecture has been carefully protected ever since. The town was originally founded in 1572 in a scenic high altitude valley. The towns main attraction is its 14,000sq metre cobbled main plaza, Plaza Mayor, lined with graceful colonial houses and the 17th Century parochial church.

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