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Colourful Lively Town with Inexpensive Pottery and More

I am reviewing this "thing to do" as encompassing exploring the whole centre of town and not just... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
jenedc2016
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Santa Rosa, California
Really nice..

To take certainly few pictures. The place is simple but full of colours. Locally art, you have to... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
HDLBruxelles
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

I am reviewing this "thing to do" as encompassing exploring the whole centre of town and not just the plaza itself, since other reviews and pictures already posted seem to take that approach. Ráquira is one of our favourite places we visited in Colombia. The...More

Thank jenedc2016
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

To take certainly few pictures. The place is simple but full of colours. Locally art, you have to like but anyway you have to see. Somewhere between authenticity and a small taste of disney

Thank HDLBruxelles
Reviewed February 8, 2018

The central plaza is attractively paved and has some interesting clay statues of monks and workers in the ceramics and clay industries. The church wasn't open while we were there. The other attraction is shopping, suposedly to include local handicrafts. The stores are so similar...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Don't visit the center of plaza of this town unless you want to shop tacky, touristy stores. It's not even an attractive center as it is very gaudy. Whoever is in charge of tourism here needs to visit Tibasosa or Mongui to see beauty.

Thank FlutistCPA
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

This village has certain magic when you come in. Colorful houses and lots of handcrafts. But there's only one street full of this magic. There are, also, few places to eat and grab a good coffee.

Thank JuanRamirezC
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Beautiful little village just 30 minutes from Villa de Leyva. It's probably one of the top 10 villages in Colombia. It's very well kept, very colorful, very friendly and plenty of shopping. You can find everything pottery, souvenirs, woodwork, clothing, hats, but the specialty is...More

3  Thank Johnny G
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

It is a very colorful village and offers all options for souvenirs and traditional handcrafts. Here you can also the traditional and authentic "ruana", musical instruments, among others.

1  Thank Gaia H
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Ráquira is a colorful little town, and a good destination for handcraft buying, particularly pottery. One can spend as much or as little time going in and out of shops around the plaza and in one of the streets nearby (shops continue for about 3...More

Thank thepetitetraveler
Reviewed November 15, 2016

i absolutely loved this place! so many colorful pottery options and dishware-ended up buying a 6-piece set and also a water jug and 6 mugs. probably will never use either of them but i'm comforted knowing i have solid ceramic options available should the occasion...More

1  Thank namchegompa
Reviewed July 14, 2016

amazing place to visit and buy handcrafts. anything from wooden pieces to ceramics, this is a must go if you are in the area.

2  Thank Juan C
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