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A must. Colourful stalls with so much cheap but quality property. Bought more than I think my suitcase can handle. Lovely local life. Peaceful. We were the only tourists there! Lot's of pottery shops with some restaurants, a town square and church.
Very close to Villa de Leyva, a really small town filled with lots of handcraft shops of all sorts and prices. You can walk the town in an hour and visit the shops. Me and my wife saw a couple of stray dogs so we...More
Nice plaza in one very representative town of Colombia where you can spend a very nice time at the stores looking at and buying the so many handmade things the locals make with clay and other materials. You'll get impressed!
I am reviewing this "thing to do" as encompassing exploring the whole centre of town and not just the plaza itself, since other reviews and pictures already posted seem to take that approach.
Ráquira is one of our favourite places we visited in Colombia. The...More
The central plaza is attractively paved and has some interesting clay statues of monks and workers in the ceramics and clay industries. The church wasn't open while we were there.
The other attraction is shopping, suposedly to include local handicrafts. The stores are so similar...More
Don't visit the center of plaza of this town unless you want to shop tacky, touristy stores. It's not even an attractive center as it is very gaudy. Whoever is in charge of tourism here needs to visit Tibasosa or Mongui to see beauty.
Beautiful little village just 30 minutes from Villa de Leyva. It's probably one of the top 10 villages in Colombia. It's very well kept, very colorful, very friendly and plenty of shopping. You can find everything pottery, souvenirs, woodwork, clothing, hats, but the specialty is...More