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Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP

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Via a Santa Sofia km 4, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We were positively surprised on this one. We visited on our cycling loop around Villa de Leyva, and this was one, if not the, highlight. We didn't exactly know what to expect, but it ended up being super interesting. This is a well-run little museum/exhibit,...More

1  Thank noparamosquietosBCN
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Only a few minutes out of town, it is really quite impressive to see the size of the animals that once roamed the area. Lots of little tourists shop line the area were this museum is built. It is a quick but worthwhile adventure for...More

2  Thank kthemagman
Reviewed March 23, 2018

So much to see here - and the guide spoke English! Don't miss this museum. We come from Alberta, Canada and have incredible museums on the dinosaurs - but I don't remember seeing fossils of massive sea turtles there!

2  Thank SadhusWithiPods
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We are not great history or dinosaur buffs, but thought this display was so impressive and yet simple. Do not miss it.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed February 11, 2018

A small, but very interesting place to visit! Our guide was very friendly and spoke English! He had a lot of knowledge about the fossils and provided thorough explanations of all the fossil exhibits. It's definitely worth visiting and learning more about these prehistoric creatures.

Thank Natalia D
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

I visited this Center with my family (kids of 6 and 12 years old) and they were really interested listening to our guide explaining different fossils exhibited and labor developed in this Research center. Very good experience to remember my geological background and share my...More

Thank Rogers R
Reviewed January 29, 2018

been the 2nd most recommended place to go I was expecting a little more, the total tour is like 20 min its a small place, having said that it is still a good place to go and defenetly an awesome history behind it.

Thank Joel Esteban R
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Its interesting by very small. Unless you are going to the Museum de Fossil I dont think it very impressive.

Thank ExpatinBogota
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

It was a really good place , the price is affordable, tourist guide in Spanish and English. Many of the museums I went the tourist guides just speak Spanish , here there was an English one . People are ready to help you

Thank Gloria Y
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Yes, something small since it only has a showroom, but what they have is well organized and they really know about dinosaurs and what they are talking about. The facilities are comfortable and the tour guides good, Good place to go with family.

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