Discover this hidden gem tucked away near Bogota. Declared as a national monument in the 1950s, this lovely little 16th century town feels as if it has been preserved over centuries! Surrounded by Andean peaks and foothills, the peaceful little town is a popular weekend getaway from Bogota. Wander down the cobbled streets and winding alleyways with its color coordinated houses whitewashed in greens and whites. Amble into boutique stores shopping for local arts, pottery and handicrafts. Visit the town’s Paleontology Museum and sample the delicious fare at charming cafés and gourmet restaurants. Villa de Leyva is home to one of the largest colonial plazas in the continent. Try making time for the weekly, open air market held every Sunday.