Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP, Villa de Leyva
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A visit to Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP allows you to step into a world of marine dinosaurs that inhabited these parts eons ago. The surrounding area was once part of the ocean, and proof of that is found in the museum housing many well-preserved fossils and bones from the prehistoric era. Exhibited in the museum, among other things, are remains of plesiosaurus, ichtiosaurus, kronosaurus, and many smaller creatures. Add Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP to your Villa de Leyva travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Villa de Leyva trip itinerary planner.
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  • In this museum you can see lots of archeological rests of kronosaurus, turtle, amonites etc. English spoken guide. Scientifists are still working ... 
  • It's very funny, very well guided, very complete, taking into account that in Colombia the Paleontology is a difficult profession, is worth 8000 COP and I believe that it is a good investment...
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  • Travel is interesting but they don't research and they are only financed tourism. People who are in the laboratory seem to actors and be disappointed one when questions deviate from the libretto to the guides.
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  • Knowledgeable guides make a difference here. Two of us joined three other people to listen to their English-speaking guide. We learned a lot about the exhibit and the research that is going on in the Center. Even though they have labels in English, still you get a lot more information from the guide. Don't miss this opportunity, especially since you probably won't have a guide at the nearby El Fósil . This place (the Center) is much more informative about different kinds of fossils that can be found in the area, so go see the giant dino at El Fósil first, and then come to this Center to see other kinds of fossils and get valuable information. Both sites together will take less than two hours, maybe even an hour of you are in a hurry and don't spend much time at El Fósil and leave the Center right after the guided tour (assuming that you are lucky and don't have to wait (we did not)). Visited in January 2016
  • Very interesting place, some awesome fossils and nice guides but very small place. The visit lasted about 20 minutes.
  • Cuentan a history. It is a very interesting site.
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  • Very interesting
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