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El Fósil is situated 6 km west of Villa de Leyva in an area where there are a lot of fossils. At El Fósil a museum has been built around the fossil of a 120-million-year-old kronosaurus. The kronosaurus is a prehistoric marine reptile looking like a big crocodile. Even if the fossil is big (7metres without the tail) it is the fossil of a baby kronosaurus.
The big fossil of the kronosaurus was found in 1977 and I think it was a very good idea to let it be in the place where it was found and to build a museum around it. At the museum you can see many other Mesozoic and Cretaceous fossils.
The museum is open 8 - 18.
Entrance fee was 2500 pesos (July 2007).
I visited El Fósil on a tour from Villa de Leyva. We were three tourists who took a taxi (pick-up with 4-weel drive) for 110 000 pesos (to be divided among us) to visit El Fósil, Estación Astronómica Muisca (El Infiernito), Convent del Santo Ecce Homo, La Candelaria and Ráquira
Phone: 8 - 331 269 4067
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