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Museo Paleontologico de Villa de Leyva

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Dinosaur museum

The museum was interesting with many examples of dinosaurs and fossils. They had a lab where they... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Lorraine W
Small museum in a beautiful house

The Paleontology Museum is a dependency of the Nacional University and gather a small collection of... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2016
mendez_mr
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Jul 10, 2018
“Dinosaur museum”
Aug 27, 2016
“Small museum in a beautiful house”
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Km 1.5 Via Arcabuco, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

The museum was interesting with many examples of dinosaurs and fossils. They had a lab where they were making a replica of a turtle of some sort. The guide who was explaining everything was very quick in her speech and not very clear with her...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The Paleontology Museum is a dependency of the Nacional University and gather a small collection of fossils from the region. The guide explained us about the house: its origin and some generalities about the collection. Nice visit for a family with kids

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mendez_mr
Reviewed August 4, 2016

We were just walking and stumbled upon on this place. Unless you have a strong interest in fossils it's not worth the bother.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank GuateClaypoole
Reviewed March 23, 2016

A new location with great exhibits and lots of local samples. easy aces open normal business hour except Colombian holidays (The country has lost of them) check before going. It is just 10-15 minutes from the center of Villa de Leyva..

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank AngelaG245
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Several weeks ago we visited museum , interesting fossils , well presented . Great for a short visit in a very interesting and beautiful part of Colombia.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank jglinco
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The kids in our group like dinosaurs so thought this would be interesting for them. Turns out it was interesting for all. Because the area used to be a sea bed, there are lots of fossils, etc that are being discovered. This is where they...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

If you are expecting an educational visit to this museum, you will be disappointed. But if you want to have a laugh, its worth the entrance fee. Yes a few interesting fossils at the start but with no available information so we could only guess...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Ellie O
Reviewed June 5, 2015

Villa de Leyva is an old colonial town in the mountains, just amazing. The drive from Bogota is amazing, you pass so many different ecosystems, from mountains to desert. Pretty unique. The town has beautiful hotels, is such a cool town with a very laid...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank dnaMidwest
Reviewed February 28, 2015

This small but informative collection is house in a four hundred plus year old mill building. It houses a large collection of small fossils and rocks, but, in particular, remains of a large sea creature called Pliosaurio, the largest sea predator of the Cretaceous era....More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank maas_johnf
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