Colombia, South America – Church On Cobblestoned Main Square of Villa de Leyva

Colombia, South America - Church On Cobblestoned Main Square of Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva, Colombia – Founded in 1572, and located at just over 7000 feet above mean sea level on the Andes Mountains, Villa de Leyva was declared a National Monument in 1954 to protect its colonial architecture and heritage. It is located in the Department of Boyaca, in the South American country of Colombia. Photo shows the church on the main plaza, which is the largest town square in Colombia. Colombian tourists visiting the town, and a few local residents are seen on the square; just sitting and relaxing, chatting with friends, or going about their routine chores. In the background are the Andes Mountains, the Cordillera Oriental. The town was one of the locations for the movie Cobra Verde by Werner Herzog, and the Spanish language Soap Opera, Zorro. Photo shot in the late afternoon sunlight; horizontal format. Copy space. Camera: Canon EOS 5D MII. Lens: Canon EF 24-70 F2.8L USM. © Devasahayam Chandra Dhas

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