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Dinosaurs of Fumanya, an essential visit!

Wednesday, 17 June 2020
If you come to Berguedà, an essential visit is the Fumanya Dinosaur Interpretation Center. There an impressive paleontological site was discovered with more than 3,500 dinosaur footprints over 65 million years old, you cannot miss it!
As we indicated in a previous blog post , the history of the Berguedà region is closely linked to mining. In fact, 5 minutes from El Jou Nature you will find the Cercs Mining Museum , where you can learn about everything related to the exploitation of coal and its use as fuel. But what relationship does mining have with dinosaurs ? How is it that in the town of Fígols there is the Fumanya Dinosaur Interpretation Center?

Well, the truth is that the relationship between mining and dinosaurs is very direct since dinosaurs disappeared more than 65 million years ago, a period in which lignite was formed and the Pyrenees were created, which had previously been a river plain. That is why it is not surprising that between 1975 and 1986 an impressive paleontological site with more than 3,500 dinosaur footprints over 65 million years old was discovered in Fumanya .

At the Fumanya Dinosaur Interpretation Center , located a 10-minute drive from El Jou Nature, you will discover everything related to the dinosaurs that inhabited this area of the Pyrenees more than 65 million years ago in a very visual and entertaining way. through explanatory panels, projections and 3 exhibitions of geology, paleontology and mining. Throughout the visit, users will see how the footprints were discovered and learn about the habitat of the dinosaurs and how they became extinct.

On the lower floor of the center, children will learn a lot and have fun on the interactive screens where they can imagine their beloved and feared dinosaurs walking together.

The Fumanya deposit, in the municipal area of Fígols, was declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest (BCIN) in 2014 , so if you go through the region it is an essential visit.

Why is the Fumanya deposit important?

Fumanya is the only center in the Spanish State located in a field. It highlights the 3,500 footprint fossils, fossils of animals such as dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles and remains of marine fauna, as well as plant fossils such as palm leaves, trunks, dinosaur eggs or a fossilized skin of the tyrannosaurus, discovered in 2015.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

Web page: http://www.dinosauresfumanya.com
Telephone: 938 249 025
Population: Fígols, el Berguedà.
Coordinates:
42º 10 '44 "N, 1º 47' 41" E
N 42.17888º E 1.79472º

Tickets prices:
  • General: € 10
  • Reduced: € 8
  • Child: € 5

Visiting hours:
From July 15 to August 31: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday closed except holidays.

September and October:
Weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November and until December 10:
Weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To arrange visits outside normal hours (Groups of less than 15 people):
Museu de les Mines de Cercs
Plaça Sant Romà s / n 08698 Colònia Sant Corneli. Cercs
938249025 - 938248187 - 938240336
m.cercs@diba.cat
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    Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
  • Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
    Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
  • Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
    Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
  • Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
    Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
  • Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
    Dinosaur Interpretation Center of Fumaya
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