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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  • This is a pretty neat museum to stop at, Lots of ancient critters from turtles and crocodiles to sea dragons and dinosaurs. The entrance includes a tour (multiple languages available), Even a little o...  more »
  • Quit spectacular and an interesting visit. Nicely presented and good explanation by our fluent English-speaking guide. Most of us are unlikely to ever get that close to such a great example of another...  more »
  • We walked to this place which took about 1 hour coming from town. The entry price includes a 20 minute guided "tour" which was very informative. They have some great fossils on sight.  more »
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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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