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. Put Museo El Fosil into our Villa de Leyva tour builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Villa de Leyva.
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  • The Museum is very small but if you have some interesting fossils. I think they should exploit more there.
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  • The site is small... But the fossil find is awesome.. .te make a guided visit and are also very kind entry is economic
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  • It is a beautiful place, this displayed the fossil of a dinosaur at the site where it was found is something culturally spectacular, the Museum is not very large but if rewarding, it is a must-see to make when you walk to villa de Leyva
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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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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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