Villa de Leyva, founded 1572, it is one of the most authentic Colombian villages, declared a National Monument in 1954 to preserve its architecture - Surrounded by a beautiful countryside -
Apart of its colonial architecture and its mediterranean climate the village offer to its visitors all kinds of activities such as , trekking, horse riding, rappelling,etc
The area around Villa de Leyva where occupied by the "Muiscas" the most important Indian tribe in Colombia . Anthropologist research says that the Muisca civilization was a very clever tribe, especially for their knowledge of agriculture, pottery and astronomy. The evidence of this is possible to see in the ‘Infiernito’ (the little hell) well known as the Muisca Astronomic Observatory.