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Museo El Fosil, Villa de Leyva

(3.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • So, people had mixed things to say about this. I wasn't quite sure why. The place is called "El fosil". There is a giant fossil displayed as you go inside. What else were you expecting?! Seriously tho...  more »
  • Great display layout and many, many fossils. Spectacular and worth exploring.if you're in the area. We spent an hour there which wasn't really enough time to look at everything in detail.  more »
  • El Fósil means THE fossil meaning it only has 1 (one) fossil... which it's nice but still 1. If you are near this area and you want to rest, have a coffee or support local people, you can stop by. If ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Espectacular!!
  • Tienen bastantes elementos en exhibición.