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Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

This is my favourite place in villa de Leyva, is far from the center of town, and it has a lot of history inside, it is very peaceful and beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gabrielacb42
Reviewed April 16, 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mjhvanop
Reviewed April 15, 2019

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful historic site with giid explanations. No tour guide but still worth the $5,000 COP of admissions

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gastronomyfan
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is listed as a place on their tourist guides, but really there isn't much to see. Give yourself 15 minutes and you'll be done.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed November 25, 2018

The entrance costs 5,000 pesos. Very well kept, beautiful garden, very clean. There is no guide, but every room has a short explanation. To recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 36yvesb
Reviewed June 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rfk444
Reviewed June 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank jenedc2016
Reviewed April 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jane N
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