"Raquíra - where all the pottery is done" Ráquira by Trekki

Ráquira Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 54 photos

Raquíra is a small village, some 20 km north of Villa de Leyva, and it's nation wide known for its exquisite pottery.

The whole town is more like a museum, as there are pottery decoration all and everywhere.

The one in the picture is part of a little park, in the town center.

BUT:
beware of your wallet - not because of thieves, but simply because of the wonderful variety of things to buy.
:-)

  • Last visit to Ráquira: Oct 1996
  • Intro Written Aug 13, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Hello, Ingrid! Thanks for your story about this place...

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2008 at 8:16 AM

    I'm not a big shopper, but otherwise this looks like a nice little place. I could always go and have a chat with Mr. Pottery, even though he doesn't look like much of a conversationalist.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2007 at 7:29 AM

    Lovely village which is famous for its exquisite pottery. I didn't know it as well that such a place ecxits at another part of the world. Thanks Ingrid I've learnt it now.

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2007 at 5:39 AM

    I would have to watch my wallet really hard, as I love pottery.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 6:13 PM

    Thinking about heading this way in August. I'd forgotten you'd been there so questions heading your way! ;)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2007 at 3:31 PM

    That introductory photo of the sculpture is just wonderful. What a delight Raquira seems to be, especially for shopping.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2007 at 10:15 AM

    This was the little pottery place I was looking for ha ha chatting with Mr. Potty

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2007 at 6:53 AM

    I sometimes like looking at pottery but it really depends on the style.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 11:20 AM

    You know I don't really like shopping..... but I think I could make an exception for this place! ;-))

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2006 at 10:13 PM

    Raquira sounds to be a place to visit just before flying home, to get some nice souveniers!

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