Welcome to Ráquira
Twenty-five kilometers southwest of Villa de Leyva, Ráquira is the pottery capital of Colombia, where you'll find everything from ceramic bowls, jars and plates to toys and Christmas decorations. Brightly painted facades, a jumble of craft shops and stacks of freshly fired mud and clay pots make a welcoming sight along the main street of this one-horse town. There are many workshops in and around the village where you can watch pottery being made. The best time to visit is Sunday, when the local produce market is in full swing, but the souvenir shops are open every day.