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Marques de Vila de Leyva

Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

if you speak fluent spanish and really want to spend 25 minutes learning all the statistics involved in wine making, and drink a half glass of wine with instructions, by all means pay for the tour. otherwise, use your money to buy a glass of white, one of their meat and cheese platters (not cheap), and sit at one of... More

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hongkong
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It was a 3-4 hours drive from Bogota airport. On the way the landscape is very pleasant. This medieval town is not big, lined with old colonial Spanish houses and cobbled street,a big square in the center, surrounded by restaurants and handicrafts shops. Those old colonial houses has a special charm.weather is extremely nice there, It's a place worth to... More

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Sacramento, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

In a perfect world 150 miles is not that far, but Colombia has terrible roads, and even worse traffic, so be prepared for a very long ride to get there and return. But once you arrive you will be very pleasantly surprised by a perfectly preserved Spanish colonial town left intact, from the cobblestone streets to the wooden balconies jutting... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The 150-mile trip from Bogota took us nearly 5 hours because of terrible traffic, but once there, we relaxed and enjoyed the cobblestone streets, historical buildings, enormous plaza, fun shops and an excellent restaurant.This town was made for photographing -- the interior courtyards, impressive plaza, mountains in the background, etc. Given the long ride, it was great that we could... More

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London
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144 reviews 144 reviews
55 attraction reviews
571 helpful votes 571 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

While somewhat gentrified, still a great destination, especially during the week, without the Bogotano-tsunami. Good restaurants and lots of side streets to explore. After your joyous encounter with keychain vendors and illiterate espresso dispensers (even if they can spell, it still does not mean it's more than coffee in a small cup) also see small villages in surrounding areas, take... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I really like how rustic villa de leyva can be, its just such a quiet small and great place to go, the word to descrive it would be "peaceful"

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Madrid, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Good place to spend few hours. Very interesting visit considering that Colombia isn't in general a wine producer and this makes the visit almost unique. Wine is ok, but not really good.

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Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

The wine is OK, not great, but pared with some cheese and salami it makes for a pleasant afternoon.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A must visit while in Villa de Leyva. The tour was interesting and the wine was very good. We had our included wine out in the courtyard along with some cheese and salami that you can purchase there. We enjoyed the wine so much that we purchased some to take back home. Hint: Hire a taxi driver for the day... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

It was interesting to visit the winery (although apparently no tours in English) but I can't say we liked the wine at all!

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