Villa de Leyva, Colombia – Founded in 1572 and located at just over 7000 feet above sea level on the Andes Mountains, Villa de Leyva was declared a National Monument in 1954 to protect it’s 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 or square. It is early Sunday morning and not too many people are as yet on the square. In the far end is Carrera 9 and some people can be seen; in the background are the Andes mountains. Photo shot in the morning sunlight; horizontal format. Copy space.