Villa de Churches

Villa de Leyva has four churches, all dating back to the town's early years, and two still holding services. The Iglesia Parroquial, the parish church facing the Plaza Mayor, was built in 1608 and has hardly changed since that time. It boasts a marvelous baroque main retable in an otherwise plain interior. The only other church currently in religious service, the Iglesia del Carmen, has interesting paintings in the chancel and on the wooden structure supporting the roof; it also houses the Museo del Carmen, full of religious art.