Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Villa de Leyva

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Church · Tourist Spot
Appreciate the understated early colonial architecture of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, constructed on the orders of the king of Spain in 1608. The history of this traditional Spanish-style Dominican church includes the baptism of San Mateo hero Antonio Ricaurte, the first meeting of the First Congress of the United Provinces of New Granada, and the burial of General Antonio Nariño, who fought for national independence. Admire the exterior's whitewashed adobe walls and stone tower, and enter to see Baroque artworks and pieces by colonial painters Gregorio Arce y Ceballos and Jerome Steel. Spend some time taking in local life in the attractive cobblestone plaza stretching out from the church. Arrange your visit to Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario and discover more family-friendly attractions in Villa de Leyva using our Villa de Leyva itinerary tool.
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  • One of the colonial styled buildings on Plaza Mayor. Nice architecture but simple furnishing inside the church. Nothing special.  more »
  • In a prominent position at the top of the piazza, the church blends in with the neighbouring buildings in the piazza. By central and south American standards, the interior is relatively simple and...  more »
  • Nice church. Not overly ornate outside of the high altar. Be sure to see the chapels.
  • Very typical traditional church of a colonial age past.

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