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Marques de Vila de Leyva

Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you already know the basics about wine, the tour is totally unnecessary. Either way it's a nice place, a vineyard that can be enjoyed as a garden.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
577 helpful votes 577 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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