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Address: Km 4 Via Santa Sofia | Vereda Monquira, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Phone Number: 3105700243
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Super quirky, worth a visit!

El fosil. There are signs leading you there from many miles around. The small museum houses one huge fossil of a big prehistoric marine beast and a bunch of smaller fossils of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

El fosil. There are signs leading you there from many miles around. The small museum houses one huge fossil of a big prehistoric marine beast and a bunch of smaller fossils of shells, vertebrae, ribs - and even poop. Yes, there is lots of fossilized poop here. Intense classical music plays as the background to a looped recording of a... More 

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Mississippi
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is quite small but worth a visit. It's a scenic hike or bike ride from Villa de Leyva. .

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Thank Brandon8080
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just a very quick stop - not a lot to see. plan to spend about 45minutes to an hour max. small children may like it more than older folks.

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This town has so much history! This museum isn't much, but it was cool to see the HUGE fossil that was founded there. The building was built around it, cool to do when you are leaving

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The centre is small not exiting.. But the fossil inside and the history behind it is fascinating.. I would expected a little be more explanation, history about the fossil and their evolution.. Some explanations how they got there and what are... There were only few sign with some short description.. not really exciting..

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Thank arisberna
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The museum has a complete dinossaur fosil, which is the main reason you should go there visit. However, it is surronded by other fosils that seem to be decorative objects because there are so many of the same stuff. A 20-minutes visit is more than enought.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I really liked this place. They have an almost full fossil of a plesiosaur and hundreds of smaller pieces too. It is pretty cheap to get in, you see and read everything inside in less than half an hour. A lady also accompanies you to explain (in Spanish) about the fossils.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

while in Villa we took a few hours and spent looking at these nice attractions. some very interesting exhibits. kids will enjoy a few hours here

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Thank jeff b
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

It was nice to see some actual fossils at the museum. It is a shame that many other fossils in the area have been plundered. It is much better to visit this museum than Gondava.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum is quite close to Villa de Leyva so it's easy to access. The place is not so big but inside you will find marvelous fossils and the guides are nice and will help you during all the visit.

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