Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo, Villa de Leyva

#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Villa de Leyva
Church · Tourist Spot
Enter Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo through an impressive red-brick and whitewashed-stone facade, and examine five centuries of architecture and artifacts. Originally built in 1620, this restored Dominican convent houses a collection of items including artworks and vestments, all telling the story of its colonial history. Much of the stone used in the convent and chapel was quarried in the region's richly populated fossil beds; look for ammonites and fossils embedded in the floors and altars. Display descriptions are available in English. Make Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo a part of your Villa de Leyva vacation plans using our Villa de Leyva online travel planner.
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  • If you like religious art and history it's a good place to visit. Building it's similar to other monasteries in Boyacá, but beautiful and in a very good state of conservation.  more »
  • Highly recommend this place for it’s long history and excellent condition. Nice setting up in the hills. Not lazy Susan in dining room.  more »
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