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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  • It's a small museum but it's very interesting to know about dinosaurs in colombia. You have to pay like 3 Us per person. The have to spend 25 minutes to hear all info. The tour guide were friendly and...  more »
  • Hello we spend maybe 15 minutes in the place. Our guide was delightful but the visit is way too short. For 9000 cop/p You have to know it is a small place. The fossils are greats but guys it too expen...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Wonderful place and informative museum like
  • Paleontology building.
  • It is an excellent scenario of learning of compulsory visit close to villa de leyva
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