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Museo El Fosil, Villa de Leyva
(3.5/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Small, it has no greater thing, with the exception of the great fossil. A good place to learn, relaxed. Don't forget to visit him.
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  • This small museum is extraordinary, a lot of small fossils, then the crocodile found virtually intact and the Museum built for him at the location where it was discovered
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  • This museum has a small collection of fossils, but mostly the whole skeleton of a prehistoric animal left where it was found.
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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.