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A visit worth it. Impressive.Founded by the Dominican fathers in 1620, this convent is a large stone-and-adobe construction with a huge, faintly regal courtyard. Well maintained and interesting as it contains tracks of fossils in various stones.
During my trip to Villa de Leyva I visited also this monastery located some km. outside the town.
Inside there are some religious objects and some description about the life of religious people living here in the past.
Very mystical place.
As part of a tour of the local curiosities in the Villa de Leyva, this monastery may be visited. It shows what monastic life was like. The church, cloister and buildings are quiet and worth a stop. Nothing really unusual about this place though.
This is an outstanding facility not far from Villa de Leyva well worth a side trip.When I was there on a weekday there were almost no other visitors to enjoy the beautiful courtyard and well-done museum in some six or more rooms adjoining it. There...More
This is a large, historic Spanish monastery set in the countryside not far from the towns of Villa de Leyva, Sutamarchán, and Ráquira. It is extensive with the rooms described and a large courtyard with a lush and colourful garden. It is very peaceful and...More
As you enter look at the ammonites and fossils on the floors. This convent was founded by the Dominican Fathers in 1620 and each of the rooms have a description of what it was used for. The grounds and courtyard are very pretty and don't...More