Villa de Leyva, Colombia - September 14, 2014:  It is Sunday morning in Villa de Leyva and Calle or Street 14 is almost lifeless.  The shops and restaurants will open; but, only towards noon.  Founded in 1572 and located at just over 7000 feet above sea level on the Andes Mountains, Villa de Leyva was declared a National Monument in 1954 to protect it's colonial architecture and heritage. It is located in the Department of Boyaca, in the South American country of Colombia.  In the background are the always present Andes Mountains.  Photo shot in the morning sunlight; horizontal format. Copy space.

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Boyacá, Santander & Norte de Santander

Boyacá, Santander and Norte de Santander together form one of the first areas settled by Spanish conquistadores and its calling as Colombia's heartland cannot be understated. It's here that the seeds of revolution were sowed, culminating in the victory at Puente de Boyacá that ultimately led to Colombia's independence.

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