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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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  • yes it is a small museum but worth the opportunity to see 'El Fosil' in person. Amazing to think this creature existes in the past. Kind of like a crocodile/sea lion combo.  more »
  • If you are interested in fossils this is a nice place to visit - No dinosaurs here but the fossils are very interesting  more »
  • You need to take into account us basically a micron museum built around a huge fossil (dead were it was found!). Its brilliant for its size. Quite worth it, great information, educational, interesting...  more »
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  • excellent place but you can see it in less than a hour.
  • 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.
  • Great big dinosaur! Worth a stop to see it. Easy enough cycle outside of town.
  • 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.