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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  • This cronossauro the photo was found exactly in this place, in the excavations and the Museum was built keeping your original location. Beyond that, there are other fossils. The guides explain very well. Place that must be visited in Villa de Leyva.
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  • The most spectacular is the main fossil displayed in this space. One of its attractions is the fact of being one of the largest in the world of this type
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  • Many Museum and fossils in South America saw the dinosaur fossils in this manner, was for the first time. Have been exhibited as well as shells of ammonites and other, interesting.
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  • Small but very interesting. Short regular tours. Worth a visit, 20-30 min would suffice.
  • Impressing piece of history. Free tour was included. Can be done in have an hour.
  • 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.

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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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