Museo El Fosil, Villa de Leyva

3.5
Take a trip to Museo El Fosil, a quirky and small local museum dedicated to all things fossilized. The main attraction is a complete fossil of a prehistoric marine creature found in the area. Learn about the history of archaeological finds in the region from information panels and take a stroll around the attractive and well-maintained grounds to see fossil sculptures dotted around the place. Put Museo El Fosil into our Villa de Leyva tour builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Villa de Leyva.
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  • This is a community run museum. The feature exhibit is the cronosaurus which is preserved in a special room. There are also lots of fossilized plants and small sea animals available to view. There....  more »
  • We were not expecting to see such an amazing modern fossil museum with a very good English speaking docent. The quality of the display was the best possible.  more »
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  • While my wife and her mom/ brother speak Spanish Sofia gave me a one on one tour in English I appreciate her time and she was quite thorough
  • It’s a small museum but it’s worth visiting. It cost just COP 8,000 and you’ll learn about the local heritage of fossil. The visit would be much better if complemented with a visit to the Paleontological Research Center (Centro de Investigaciones Paleontológicas) located about five minutes walk.

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