Museo Paleontologico de Villa de Leyva, Villa de Leyva

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See over 500 displays of dinosaur and prehistoric fossils at Museo Paleontologico de Villa de Leyva. This extensive and informative museum drew upon the rich supply of fossils thanks to the former sea bed that surrounds the city. The museum's educational material is open to all ages, but younger visitors will especially enjoy learning about our prehistoric cousins. Don't fret if your Spanish is not up to scratch, as tours are given in English. Put Museo Paleontologico de Villa de Leyva at the forefront of your travel plans using our Villa de Leyva online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Be sure to visit, at walking distance from the Plaza Major. This small museum gives a good overview of the different periods in the geological history, and what was found in this region. Go here first before you make the tour to El Fossil and the Centro de Investigacion
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  • It is a small museum. Old mill of wheat and barley. It depends on the National University. With different fossils. Good explanation by the Guide
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  • Very little, the guide makes a lengthy explanation for what you have! A lot on clay and little fósiles. If you like geography, archaeology and stuff ... to worth it! Ñ is so expensive.
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  • Very well organized and professional museum with fossils including a section of a juvenile pliosaurus. The museum and the collection is quite small, but the specimens are high quality and well preserved. Most displays are in Spanish, with a few English explanation on some pieces. The property includes an arboretum with a selection of indigenous and foreign plant species.
  • Quaint university-run paleontology museum with a collection of fossils when the Villa de Leyva valley was part of an ocean 50 million years ago. Unique dinosaur pieces, niece guides explain the history of the place.
  • Interesting place and the fósiles are in good condition.
  • Small but with information and very interesting findings. Well-preserved building. Beautiful gardens and arboretum in development.
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  • Excelent explanation attention care having vuen service
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