Top things to do in Villa de Leyva

Top Choice Colombian in Villa de Leyva

Mercado Municipal

On its way to becoming Boyacá's most interesting dining experience, this chef-driven restaurant in the gardens of a colonial house (1740) has resurrected ancient techniques of cooking meat in a 1m-deep underground w…
Top Choice Plaza in Villa de Leyva

Plaza Mayor

At 120m by 120m, Plaza Mayor is one of the largest town squares in the Americas. It's paved with massive cobblestones and surrounded by magnificent colonial structures and a charmingly simple parish church. Only a s…
Vegetarian in Villa de Leyva

Restaurante Savia

The delightful Savia specializes in inventive vegetarian, vegan and organic fare and local eco-artisanal products of the same ilk. Carnivores aren't left behind, though – there's fresh seafood and poultry dishes (bu…
Bakery in Villa de Leyva

Pastelería Francesa

You can smell the sweet scent of baked goodness a block away from this authentic French bakery with croissants (oh, those almond ones!), baguettes, tarts, quiches, mini-pizzas, coffees and hot chocolate. It's great …
Cafe in Villa de Leyva

Café Los Gallos

Los Gallos serves the finest joe in town, a smooth, sophisticated brew that you can spike with something sweet from the cake display, like the apple-and-arequipe (sweet milk-based caramel) pie, a gem of a dessert th…
Sandwiches in Villa de Leyva

Entre Panes

A couple of blocks from the plaza you'll find this appealing outdoor cafe serving up some of the best sandwiches in Colombia. Take your pick from French classics or more gourmet options all served on homemade bread …
Fireworks in Villa de Leyva

Festival de Luces

This fireworks festival is usually held on the first or second weekend of December.
Cultural in Villa de Leyva

Festival de las Cometas

Locals and foreign kite fans compete in this colorful kite festival.
Museum in Villa de Leyva

Casa Museo de Luis Alberto Acuña

Villa de Leyva's best museum features works by one of Colombia's most influential painters, sculptors, writers and historians, Luis Alberto Acuña (1904–93), who was inspired by sources ranging from Muisca mythology …
Colombian in Villa de Leyva


This colorful restaurant/culinary school prides itself on being 100% Colombian and is indeed the best place to sample Colombian gastronomy at levels beyond sancocho (soup) and patacones (fried plantains). Being dedi…