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Museo el Fosil

Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
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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LIZELIA
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is a small museum, which is OK too, not like some where you could spend hours. You get a feel for the fossils found there. Get directions, as it is outside of town a couple of miles.

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Bristol UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great little museum showing astonishingly well-preserved fossil remains of large creatures. Nicely displayed collection of other fossils, could have done with more information in English.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was surprised that you could get so close to what remains of the skeleton of this giant kronosaurus (a type of marine dinosaur) but it was very well presented. There are also lots of other interesting fossils that have been unearthed in the surrounding area displayed in cases around the main exhibit. Worth a visit if you're in Villa... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went one morning a week day and everything was wonderful. Sunny day. Poor attention at first. There is a guide that gathers smaller groups but the explanation is not as interactive or animated as expected. Some parts are poorly sorted and little information about it. But well worth a visit because it is close to Villa de Leyva and... More 

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Bogota Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Not a lot to see not a lot to write about... Do some other interesting activity... Two fossils and a lot of ammonite are not worth your time

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Caracas, Venezuela
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a museum built around a colossal, impressive plesiosaur fossil found in the area, with little else to recommend it other than pleasant grounds and a decent sampling of smaller, less noteworthy fossils and amateurish (but enjoyable) dino-themed mural art. It is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area for a few days and/or are interested in... More 

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Toronto
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I make a point of visiting large and small museums when travelling, and this one was very disappointing. I was expecting to be able to go out onto the grounds to see more exhibits, but everything is contained in a small building. What you see in the photo on TA, is pretty well it. That's all. The Museum is only... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

You can't miss this when you go to VdL. Historically, it's quite a finding and the people showing you around really do their best.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

One hour will be enough to visit the very few rooms of this museum. A guide will take you through all the items on display and you will be able to see the skeleton of a giant marine creature which was found only few years ago in the very place where it is displayed.

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