Villa de Leyva’s main attraction is its large cobblestone square, the Plaza Mayor ★★★, one of the largest town plazas in all of the Americas. Anchored by just a small Mudejar fountain at its center, it is surrounded by beautifully preserved colonial buildings and the Iglesia Parroquial De Villa de Leyva, which was constructed in 1604 and where independence hero Antonio Nariño lived from 1823 to 1846.
There are several waterfalls ★ not far from town. Near Santa Sofía, the Paso del Angel, a narrow natural bridge, meanders near the 80m Guatoque waterfall. The 15m Cascada La Periquera, about 10km outside of town on the road to Alto de los Migueles, is accessed through an eco-park, where you can zip line and bungee jump. Admission COP$5,000.
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