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Museo el Fosil

Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The big fosil is impressive but that is about it, a 'museum' is built around it but it is very small. Would only recommend for people with an interest in fosils.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

About 7 kilometers out of town: Too far to walk. The bus was $2,000 per person and then another $6,000 per person to get in and look at the remains of a big aquatic carnivore missing two legs in a small building. Its a start. Also a lot of mollusk fossils. If you've ever been to the paleontology department in... More

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Marbella, Spain
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

All around Villa de Leyva is fossil country. In fact, there are so many fossils that no one makes too much over walking over fossils on pavements in the town. The fossil museum contains one huge fossil, the name of which I cannot remember but which goes back to the days of the dinasaur.

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Ithaca, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This museum was a bit of a letdown. It sounded intriguing from the guidebook so I hired a driver in town to take me here. It was easy. I paid the admission fee ($6000 COP, I think?) and was disappointed once I continued to walk into the museum. The main dinosaur fossil is right when you walk in and it's... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Is a worthwhile visit. Spread over a good area, and quite detailed. The kids will love it. The dinosaurs on display will grab your attention.

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Bogota, Colombia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The place is ok if you do a short visit and combine it with other nearby places. The place is pretty small but interesting.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I was travelling throughout Columbia with friends and the "local" relatives of those friends recommended this museum. The roads ended and it was mud the rest of the way. After a few hours maneuvering around vegetation, boulders etc, the museum didn't have much to see, it was OK but after, I was hoping for a restaurant, drinks...something to do before... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Kronosaurus boyacensis right where it died. Great to go see. :) My Son was thrilled he loved it and thanked me for taking him to see this.

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Suzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The dinosaur fossil is well preserved and the site is well organized. Besides the dinosaur there are some other smaller fossils to see, mainly amonites and petrified logs and leaves. It's a small museum so it really takes you around 15 minutes to see it.

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Seattle
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

El Fosil is not far from Villa de Leyva, and makes a very interesting little excursion. Besides the obvious main attraction- the dinosaur- there are lots of other fossils. I combined this visit with visits to other tourist sites nearby, such as El Infiernito and Casa Terracotta. A great afternoon!

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