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In the footprints of the Dinosaur

In the footprints of the Dinosaur

Galve, Aguilar del Alfambra y Ababuj


Huellas de dinosaurio


de Galve


If you are really passionate about paleontology and the world of dinosaurs, this route is made for you.

At the end of the 20th century, the so-called Paleontological Museum was inaugurated, where a large part of the fossils recovered by José Maria Herrero and his family are exposed, mainly reptiles and mammals.

which passed later.

Next to the road that connect Aguilar de Alfambra with Ababuj is the site of dinosaur footprints of the same name. The deposit consists of two outcrops located on both sides. The main outcrop is suitable for viewing and is fully accessible. The second, on the other side of the road, is signposted but not fully accessible because the slope is steeper.

Both have a very special characteristic for their enhancement and the visitor’s understanding: The tracks are arranged in almost vertical layers, like an immense wall “canvas”. You will find ichniteswith a circular, oval or crescent shape belonging to suropods or stegosaurs and also with a tridactyl shape, belomging to carnivorous dinosaurs.In the town of Galve you can enjoy a wide paleontological offer.

In the Paleontological Park we found three reconstructions of dinosaurs and a flying reptile, whose remins were discovered in the town.

In 2003 the Legendark headquarters was opened, whose common thread revolves around fossil preparation, relying on reconstructions and fossils from Galve.

Throughout the municipality there are five sites of ichnites (dinosaur footprints) cataloged as Asset of cultural  Interest-Paleontological Zone: Corrales del Pelejón, Las Cerradicas, Barranco Luca, El Catalar and Ríos Bajos.

From Galve we will go to Aguilar de Alfambra. The headland poplars of the place will accompany us on a beautiful walk to the panel in which a replica of an important site of ichnites has been installed.

This site, which is difficult to access, has more thn sixty ichnites, all of them preserved as counter-molds, being one of the few sites known worldwide with this preservation in situ.

Three small quadruped stegosaurus producer tracks can be distinguish, assigned to Deltapodus (“Deltapodus-like”).

Likewise, there are at least five traces produced by small bipedal dinosaurs,