Museum of Palaeontology

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Villa de Leyva

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Museum of Palaeontology

When visiting the Museum of Palaeontology of the Faculty of Science at the National University guests may see proof that the area around the Villa de Leyva used to be underwater. Fossils of prehistoric animals such as the plesiosaurus, the icthiosaurus and the cronosaurus which lived in this area 13 to 65 million years ago are on display. There are also remains of ammonites and bivalves, among others.


Houses that are museums, an ostrich farm and a festival in which the tomato is the protagonist are some plans to enjoy in Villa de Leyva and its surroundings.