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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
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
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.
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
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
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