Dinosaur Tour

from 45,00€
  • 4 hours
  • Tour
  • Museum
  • Included Tickets

Tour description

The Dinosaurs Route will make you to travel back to Mesozoic of Cuenca mountain range and discover how the landscape changed during the 187 million years that the Age of the Dinosaurs lasted.

From Buenache de la Sierra town you will have a panoramic view of most of the Mesozoic of the Serranía de Cuenca as most of the rocks that make up the Cuenca mountain range were formed during the Mesozoic Era, an era that spans from 252 million years ago to 66 million years ago so here we have Millions of years of geological history in a spectacular view..

In the Cuenca mountain range we have Jurassic outcrops that open us a window to the past, times when Cuenca was a tropical sea, with reefs and lagoons. During the Jurassic, the sea level was not constant and the different geological formations have preserved the evolution of the Thetys Sea.

Torcas de Palancares are sinkholes caused by the subsidence of the Cretaceous soil over caves from the Jurassic period. When these sinkholes reach the water table, they give rise to small lagoons that hide microhabitats where some protected species reside and breed. The place hides curious legends that our guides will tell to you, and we will learn the reason for the striking color change that occurs in its waters with the change of the seasons. The silence will bring us the feeling of vertigo and emptiness that comes from watching at these sites that ones were the habitat of our most famous dinosaur, the Concavenator Corcovatus.

The Paleontological Museum of Castilla La Mancha houses an exhibition mainly made up of original pieces, more than 95% of the collection on display. Its importance lies in the relevance of these pieces, many of them holotypes, and the modern conditions of the museum, in terms of control of light, temperature, humidity and security, which allow the public exhibition of this rich paleontological heritage. Iberomesornis, Concornis, Eoalulabis, Pelecanimimus, Spinolestes, Concavenator, Lohuecotitan... are just good examples of this museum wealth. The paleontological collection The Fossil Collection is completed with realistic replicas and an outdoor themed park, which provides the visitor with a unique experience.


09.30 Pick up at Hotel
Visit to the Paleontological Interpretation Center of Buenache de la Sierra
Visit to the Torcas de Palancares
Visit to the Paleontological Museum of Cuenca
14.00 End of the Excursion

Tour duration

4 hours

Included in this tour

Transportation with hotel pickup
Ecotourism guide throughout the excursion
Entrance to the Paleontological Museum of Cuenca

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