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WHAT BEST THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA, COLOMBIA [2021]?

Things to do at Raquira, Colombia

Raquira appears to have been overlooked, despite being less than 20 km from Villa de Leyva. Things to do at Raquira, Colombia, the pottery capital of Colombia, include shopping for pottery and woven products. 75% of the town’s economy is derived from selling and exporting Raquira pottery and other artisan products. Ráquira is also known for its colorful houses.

 

THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: the houses of Ráquira are nice, while each one serves an art shop facing the main street.THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: the houses of Ráquira come in a great mix of different colors.THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA:

While not being old colonial buildings in most cases, the houses of Ráquira are nice, while each one serves an art shop facing the main street.

Contrary to the white houses in Villa de Leyva, the houses of Ráquira come in a great mix of different colors.

 

The traditional northern Andean pottery vary in size from small piggy banks to 3 m tall vases for gardens. The Sunday market is especially a popular time to visit the village as there also is a produce market. The art shops, however all open everyday.

 

Why consider booking our Colombia National Parks Tour? Because for the same price, our tour gets you to ALL places for which Colombia is famous, and on top of that, you get to see 7 National Parks/Reserves accompanied by a naturalist guide. There is nothing similar on the market. As Colombia can be combined with other countries, we organize tours in modules: Bogota and surrounding Andes, Caribbean Coast and the Amazon of Ecuador; the latter for the Colombian Amazon still not being recommended for foreign visitors. Colombia is a very large country, so you need to fly. To do so at hardly any additional costs, you need to book both Bogota and Cartagena - and Quito if you want to include the Amazon module - in your international ticket.

Destinations Overview:  Bogota old town, Cartagena, Villa de Leyva Zipaguira Salt Mine Church, Chingaza Reserve, Iguaque National Park, Flamencos Reserve, Cienega Mangroves Reserve, Lake Fuquene, Tayrona National Park, Manaure Salt Flats.

 

THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: The greatest variety can be found just outside town, where pottery factories pile up their products.THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: Man-tall pottery can be purchased and shipped to any part of the country and overseas.

The greatest variety can be found just outside town, where pottery factories pile up their products.

Man-tall pottery can be purchased and shipped to any part of the country and overseas.

 

THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: In the production shops, pottery is being displayed in a chaotic random fashion.THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: Hundreds of piggy banks piled up at a pottery factory.

In the production shops, pottery is being displayed in a chaotic random fashion.

Hundreds of piggy banks piled up at a pottery factory.

 

THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: Man-tall vases will find their way into gardens and large homes as beautiful home decorations.THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA POTTERY, COLOMBIA: Some of the larger shops show how the pottery is being made.

Man-tall vases will find their way into gardens and large homes as beautiful home decorations.

Some of the larger shops show how the pottery is being made.

 

WHAT BEST THINGS TO DO AT RAQUIRA, COLOMBIA [2021]?

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