If I need to name one thing that Colombia doesn’t lack in its tourist attractions, I would say colonial architectures. From Catagena to Guatapé, from Jadín to Santa Fe, Colombia is very rich of towns with Spanish colonial architectures. And my imaginations of them are filled with narrow streets, white walls, flowers, balconies and colorful houses.
Villa de Leyva is an exception as well as a beautiful surprise.
Located in a valley of 2144 meters and 3.5 hours away by bus from Bogotá, the town has undergone little development in the past 400 years. As a consequence, it preserved much of its original colonial style and many buildings are dated from the 16th century.
To us, it felt genuine, relaxed, interesting, and simply beautiful. The mountains, the houses, the sky, together with its flair in the air, made me think of Tibet.
The Pirate Dog was posing on Villa de Leyva’s majestic main square, unique in Latin-America.
Changing pose. :D
Changing side. ^^
Playing on a regular street.
Hiding from the camera. :p
Becoming a happy dog when he found food. Delicious food!
A very tasty liver stew. :D
About 2km outside the town, there is a park called Pozos Azules. It offers a short loop hike around a series of bright blue sulphuric pools. When the Pirate Dog heard about this …
Of course he wanted to visit.
And pose for pictures! :D