"Raquira" Ráquira by MalenaN
Ráquira Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 54 photos
Ráquira is a small place with only 1600 inhabitants. It is situated 25 km southwest of Villa de Leyva and on the contrary to Villa de Leyva where all the houses are whitewashed the houses in Ráquira are painted in bright colours like yellow, pink and blue.
Ráquira is known for its pottery and pottery from here is even exported to other countries. In and around the village there are many workshops which you can visit and you can find many different things like flower pots, kitchen utensils and replicas of pre Colombian pottery. At the village square there are some ceramic statues.
Around the square and along the main street there are many souvenir shops selling things like jewellery, hammocks, woodcarvings, hanging mobiles and of course pottery.
Before walking around in Raquira we went to a restaurant to eat. It was a cheap eatery and we asked for the comida... more travel advice
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