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Museo El Fosil

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The "Museum Fossil" is a community museum that exhibits in situ the fossil specimen holotype "Kronosaurus BOYACENSIS" described by OLIVER HAMPE 1992, this animal, a PLIOSAUROIDAE Cretaceous period Early, with 115 million years old, was a marine...more
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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Very small little exhibition, but the main attraction - the huge fossil, is pretty cool. It's in really good condition. Only expect to spend 15-20 minutes here. Can get a cab up for $10,000 or jump on a bus going to Santa Sofia and ask...More

Thank Lil P
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The clue is in the name - the centre piece is a huge kronosaurus fossil that was found in the same spot, so instead of moving it the Colombian government bought the and opened it up to the public. Informative staff.

Thank SimonHutchins
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This museum sits in the middle of a beautiful area, and the have lots of interesting sites to see. Check it out if you can.

Thank Jacob B
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Once upon a time, a local campesino found the fossil of what looked like a gigantic crocodile without a tail but with huge fins. A wise man, he refused that the fossil be borrowed for studies or transferred to a distant museum. This very rare...More

Thank Yves B
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Entrance fee to this amazing museum is only 8,000 pesos each. You can see a near-complete skeleton of a Kronosaurus, a Cretaceous-period relative of the crocodile dated back more than 100 million years ago! Also there’s lots of marine fossils line the walls, including skeletons...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This area was once under the ocean and the huge fossilised kronosaurus was a marine reptile. There are other fossils including ammonites and also crystals. There are toilets, a café and local craft stalls. I am normally not interested in fossils but the sheer size...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Cool and interesting and historical and educational - muy bonito y quiero volver . I learned a lot and intend on returning .

Thank Manuel T
Reviewed March 22, 2018

The museum is a single room with a large, and very impressive fossilised kronosaurus in the middle. Around the edges are lots of other fossils (mostly smaller ammonites and similar), neatly displayed in cases around the room. There isn't a lot of information in the...More

Thank oosie1
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We were not history or dinosaur buffs, but were most impressed by the simple displays and the superbly preserved form. Do not miss.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This was amazing seeing this huge sea creature and listening teo the guide explain. Also very nice seeing all of the fossils on display.

Thank Barbara M
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