Snaps from the charming colonial town of Villa de Leyva

A bit north of Bogotá, in the state of Boyacá, lays the colonial, picture-perfect town of Villa de Leyva (even the clouds are picture-perfect). Just a short bus-ride from the capital, it is a popular weekend getaway for Bogotanians and other nearby living Colombians alike. People take a break from big city life and wind down in the cobblestoned streets – where time seems to have come to a halt (except for all the modern cars lining many of the streets) – during day,and drink aguardiente on the steps outside the church at the main square at night.


Kids playing in the streets

Panorama of the main church in Villa de Leyva


The main square and church at night