"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.

  • Last visit to Ráquira: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2008
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    I would like to be set loose in amongst all these interesting shops!

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Sep 27, 2013 at 7:43 AM

      There are really lots of souvenir shops for being in such a small place!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2007 at 11:06 AM

    A very colourful little place! Great that you were able to link up with those Aussies for your little driving expedition!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2007 at 11:24 PM

    Yes, it looks all the same as 10 years ago - so colourful and oh well, all the ceramics :-))

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 5:35 AM

    several years later,any single change at all in raquira....I recognize the city I saw:same shops,same potteries,same streets...!!!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 8:05 AM

    Incredible colors, great pictures!

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