El Museo del Chocolate (Chocolate Museum) is not necessarily a museum but more of a place that celebrates chocolate. You could say it has some museum aspects, but you can also find a great restaurant and beautiful interior and exterior gardens; the decoration is magical … like out of a movie, and your senses are immediately engaged. Think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is worth visiting at least once.
Tomar las onces – to take the onces is a special time for Colombians because they not only get to enjoy delicious warm food but it is also a time to spend time with family and friends. For las onces, Colombians have hot chocolate, agua de panela, tinto (Colombian coffee) accompanied with cookies or almojábanas, pan de yuca, buñuelos, pan de queso, sweet breads or pastries like milhojas or obleas.
The Plaza de Mercado of Villa de Leyva is not only a place to buy food and items. It is also a place that means a lot to the locals and where there is a lot of history and family traditions. Experience the culture, try some delicious fruits and foods.
The Colombian Chivas are buses painted colorfully (usually with the colors of the Colombian flag: yellow, blue, and red) and decorated with figures and decorations representative of the region.
The Plaza Mayor of Villa de Leyva has mostly stayed the same in the last 400 years.It is not only the biggest plaza in Colombia, but it is also one of the biggest in all of Latin America. The Plaza Mayor of Villa de Leyva is about 150,000 square feet.
When we got out of the city driving towards the department of Boyacá, it was like a light switch went on, and this beautiful landscape appeared. Driving became pleasant, with beautiful curvy roads through the mountains and overlooking the valleys.
Horses are simply part of this town, so if you enjoy horseback riding, there are many Trails and Tours that you can partake in. I do them every time I go and love them so much.
Within a few kilometers of Villa de Leyva and Gachantivá, there is a unique and magical place where you can reconnect with nature, meet a lovely person and begin to see the world a different way through the eyes of a campesina that lives every day enjoying the little things the day has to offer.