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Museo El Fosil, Villa de Leyva

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Take a trip to Museo El Fosil, a quirky and small local museum dedicated to all things fossilized. The main attraction is a complete fossil of a prehistoric marine creature found in the area. Learn about the history of archaeological finds in the region from information panels and take a stroll around the attractive and well-maintained grounds to see fossil sculptures dotted around the place. Plan to visit Museo El Fosil and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Villa de Leyva attractions using our Villa de Leyva trip builder.
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  • Beautifully preserved fossil, that allows to realize the size of the beast. Exceptional!
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  • Everything is nicely displayed and in perfect condition. The guide that we attended did in a very pleasant and explicit way. The dinosaur is great, I never thought to see something like this.
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  • A simple but powerful place. It is amazing, it is not expensive and easy to access. Highly recommended for children and adults.
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  • excellent place but you can see it in less than a hour.
  • Great big dinosaur! Worth a stop to see it. Easy enough cycle outside of town.
  • Awsome museum with Incredible fossils! A little bit outside of town but definitely a nice ride on a motorcycle or a bicycle. There's also another museum across the street for trilobites.
  • Not bad but not expensive
  • Is a very small place with a giant fossil, and many other marine fossils, you can visit the whole place in less than 1 hour.

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Where to stay in Villa de Leyva

A popular destination for international tourists and weekend visitors from Bogota, Villa de Leyva offers a good number of accommodations to suit its varied list of visitors. The town's largely unchanged colonial core features characterful period lodgings set in old manor homes and villas, possessing an atmosphere entirely in keeping with the cobblestone streets and peaceful plazas. Simpler posadas (guesthouses) dot Villa de Leyva's side streets, offering comfortable rooms in relaxed lodgings.
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