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Museums of Villa de Leyva - Museum Villa de Leyva - Colombia

Homes of Independence war leaders and of a contemporary artist, religious art to fossils—Villa de Leyva’s museums are bound to have something for your interests.

Casa Museo Antonio Nariño—This once-home of a major Independence leader was
constructed in 1600 (Thursday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-noon, 2-6 p.m. Carrera 9 10-21, Tel.: 8-732-0342. Entry: adults $2, students $1.50, children under 12 years $1).
Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuña—Houses the works of this 20th century painter and
muralist (daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Carrera 10 12-83, Tel.: 8-732-0422. Entry: adults $1.50, children $1).
Museo Prehistórico—Acuña’s small private collection of fossils and related paintings, with
a Jurassic park in the garden (daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Calle 13 and Carrera 10. Entry: adults $1.50, children $1).
Museo del Arte Religioso del Carmen—Considered one of Colombia’s finest collections of
religious art (Saturday, Sunday, holidays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. Calle 14 10-73, Tel.: 8-732-0214. Entry: adults $1, children $0.50).
Casa Museo Ricaurte—Home of a local Independence War hero who fought with Bolívar
(Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, holidays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m. Calle 15 8-19, Tel.: 8-732-0876. Entry: adults $1, children $0.50).
Museo Paleontológico—An impressive collection of the area’s fossils (Tuesday-Saturday 9
a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m., Sunday and holidays 9 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Tuesday after Puente. Km 1, VĂ­a Arcabuco / Carrera 9, Tel.: 8-732-0466. Entry: adults $1.50, children $0.50).

Villa de Leyva , Colombia


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Bring water, money enough for entries, hat, sunblock, camera.

The churches and colonial houses in Villa de Leyva; Monasterio Santo Ecce Homo, El Infiernito and other sights along the road to Santa Sofía; Ráquira and the monastery at La Candelaria; the waterfalls, caves and other natural sights past Santa Sofía and towards Gachantivá.

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Here are other activities in and around Villa de Leyva that may be of interest: Museo Paleontológico , Casa Museo Luis Alberto Acuña and El Fósil.

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