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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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  • Good plan to learn about prehistory in the region, all fossils are very interesting, they can buy handicrafts close
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  • 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 »
  • If you go to Villa de Leyva, you can not miss this place, where you will find fossils of the marine ancestors who inhabited this part of the national territory in the Cretaceous (when much of what is now Colombia, was submerged in the sea). The tour of the small museum is guided and takes no more than 15 minutes. Recommended for adults and school children.
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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.