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Museo El Fosil, Villa de Leyva
(3.5/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Your price (8,000 COP) is high for what it offers, it is entertaining but not very full, there are better options. The guided tour is good and the fossil is in excellent conditions. It is not recommended unless no loving Paleontology.
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  • Prehistory. Without going to NY. There is leverage. For the very instructive press-studs and wake up them the interest in the past.
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  • It is a small museum and worth making travel accompanied by one of the guides is at the entrance to get a better performance. It is a must see if you've never seen a fossil, if you already know them you will not impress much.
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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.