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. To visit Museo Paleontologico de Villa de Leyva and get the most from your holiday in Villa de Leyva, create itinerary details personal to you using our Villa de Leyva vacation trip planner.
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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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  • The Paleontology Museum is a dependency of the Nacional University and gather a small collection of fossils from the region. The guide explained us about the house: its origin and some generalities ab...  more »
  • We were just walking and stumbled upon on this place. Unless you have a strong interest in fossils it's not worth the bother.  more »
  • A new location with great exhibits and lots of local samples. easy aces open normal business hour except Colombian holidays (The country has lost of them) check before going. It is just 10-15 minutes ...  more »
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  • The Museum is very close to the Centre of the town in an open natural environment, has a complete collection of fossils and a garden with significant examples of Colombian flora divided by geological eras. The House is an architectural jewel of more than 400 years, a mill flour in excellent condition
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  • It is small but interesting. The Museum is housed in a 400-year-old House. There are a variety of fossilized plants and animals.
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  • Old House that served as a mill for more than 400 years. The Museum is rather small, but manages to condense a large exhibition of remains and fossils. Totally recommended to visit it.
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  • It is a very small space, although the fossil collection is interesting. Despite belonging to the a there is a special for travels Guide.
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  • Very good place to visit, the House is very well preserved, we went to foot and we arrived at the closing, however the Manager let us, great explanation gave us all that there was found
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