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Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
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A giant fossil in great condition

We went with my husband who loves to see fossils and we were quite impressed with the good preserved bones of such an old giant. We walked to the place and it is quite far about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Medellin, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was a loss of time and expensive tough. There weren't anyone to guide the visit and the man at the ticket selling point was too rude. I strongly suggest people to visit the CIP museum instead of this one.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went with my husband who loves to see fossils and we were quite impressed with the good preserved bones of such an old giant. We walked to the place and it is quite far about 4km walk, recommend if possible to rent a mountain bike to go over since the transportation to go to Moniquira doesn't have exact hourly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our hotel manager in Villa de Leyva suggested a nice walk to the Museo el Fosil. Well, this old fossil found it quite a slog - about 4km in the heat, much of it uphill. But the Kronosaurus was interesting: a 7-metre specimen preserved in situ - that is, where it was found in 1977. It's like a giant crocodile,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Basic, old and nothing else. The only thing to see is a large kronosaurus but it could be in a better shape if the greedy community of monquira would allow a museum to study it and improve the installation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Do not go here expecting to see a collection of dinosaurs ...this is the dramatic presentation of one magnificently preserved Kronosuarus , right in the spot in which it was found. It is a 5 km walk from Villa de Leyva. There is a wonderful story about how it was kept here after it was discovered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I expected much, much, more from the place but was still blown away by the gargantuan fossil. You pay the guy at the entrance and walk around for a couple of minutes looking at tons of ammonites, a few small fossils here and there, and then the giant, main one that gives its name to the place. The main attraction... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Interesting place, but the ostrich farm was more fun. There are two large fossils, with numerous small ones enclosed. I don't think there is a tour in English, but we just breezed through. Worth it if you are into fossils or with children.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Worth visiting and very affordable but not much to see. Does give one a sense of what the region was like as a huge body of water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This musuem is very small but quirky and great. The main attraction is a giant fossil which is very impressive. They give you a small guide to the fossils which is full of interesting info but not too long. It's a taxi ride from town 10,000 pesos each way and the taxi driver will wait for you. It's worth a... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Villa de Leyva, a charming mountain town in Colombia, has a wonderful town square with many local shops and restaurants selling typical items from the South American country. Made entirely of cobblestone, the roads are very bumpy, which makes for a tough ride by car. However, the most fun can be had when a walk is taken by the tourist.... More 

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Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Boyaca Department  >  Villa de Leyva

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