Casa Terracota, Villa de Leyva

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
See a building displaying a rather odd but charming architectural style at Casa Terracota. Designed by Colombian architect Octavio Mendoza, the house was sculpted out of clay, then fired at a high temperature to make it water and earthquake resistant. Completed in 2012, the building displays a distinctly Gaudi-influenced style, with undulating features, organic shapes, and mosaics. Take a tour of the building and snap photos of the eccentric design and handcrafted interior decor created to match the style of the exterior. To visit Casa Terracota on your trip to Villa de Leyva, use our Villa de Leyva trip planner.
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  • Quite surprised and pleased with the detail and engineering of this casa. Well worth the visit. Around every corner you are met with another delightful artistic surprise.  more »
  • I loved the Casa Terracota. It is an art work unique for its dimension and every detail is well thought. We loved the experience of being able to enjoy the house freely at our own time.  more »
  • Interesting place no one was their to explain the history of the place but it is very unique very Guadi like? The entrance fee was 10,000 Colombian peso about $3.30 in US Dollars. I stopped by after visiting the Musica Solar site also known as Little Hell. They are close enough to do both in under a hour!
  • For something different and extremely worth it, visit this house. The exterior is already a piece of art itself, but the interior is something extraordinary. Every room, every corner, every detail of imagination that the architect put into it, is a wonder.

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