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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  • 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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  • the collection although small is very complete, you can find the biological past of our country in a few square meters, is interesting.
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  • Walk to Villa de Leyva. Yes, please!!! Featured 100 X 100. Very quiet boyacense village, with excellent cuisine for every taste.
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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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  • A nice place to observe the fossils found in the region thanks to the National University of Colombia.
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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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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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