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The Biosphere Reserve of La Rioja is a large area that occupies almost a quarter of the southeastern part of the region. It has a geographical, climatic and landscape homogeneity that gives it a very high environmental value. The Leza, Jubera, Cidacos and Alhama Valleys were listed as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on 9 July 2003.

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La Rioja can be an adventure for children. Where else are they going to find dinosaurs, castles, windmills, waterfalls and adventure?Start by discovering the oldest animals on earth. The dinosaurs left their tracks in La Rioja thousands of years ago and can still be seen. Can you imagine your hand within the footprint of a dinosaur? Try to see who leaves the biggest impression.To understand the lives of these animals, how they left their tracks and above all, how the tracks have survived until present day, you have to visit Barranco Perdido, a complete palaeoadventure park where children can pretend to be explorers and families enjoy themselves while learning. In Enciso and other locations around you will discover most of the finds, life-size replicas of animals and the most curious stories: a struggle between dinosaurs, a whole family, a lame dinosaur... Yes, oddly enough, you can see all this in La Rioja.Wine can also be fun for children, who cannot drink it, but they can learn how the must is made, taste it while their elders taste the wines and admire the enormous wineries with their stainless steel tanks that look like spacecraft, play among the vineyards, learning how grapes are picked, how the vines are cared for... The possibilities are many and children love to behave like grown-ups in a grape juice tasting session and learn how grapes turn into wine... a mystery, isn't it?But family fun does not stop there. Did you know that La Rioja is full of castles? With famous battles and everything, like Clavijo Castle, where Santiago appeared on his famous white horse to win the battle.Between castles and monasteries you can live medieval tales of princes and kings, like the King of Nájera - Pamplona, who was hunting one​ day when he spotted a dove that led him to a cave in which he found an image of the Virgin Mary, a bunch of lilies, a bell and an oil lamp. In that same place he built the Monastery of Santa María la Real de Nájera and if you visit it with children you can enter the cave at the back of the pantheon where the kings are buried.La Rioja is full of medieval legends, such as the hen that crowed after being roasted in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. In the cathedral there is a chicken coop with live chicken and cock who crows for visitors.Also hiding in a forest in La Rioja there is the small monastery of Suso (almost a shrine) where centuries ago the first words were written in the Spanish language and also in Basque, on the margin of a book written in Latin, like a side note written on a textbook.If you're looking for adventure, what you need are sport activities: snowshoes, bicycles and horses among the vineyards, hiking picking blackberries or other wild fruit... What seems most fun?Also in La Rioja you can have fun while learning, in the Interpretation Centres (transhumance, bee-keeping, snow, celtiberian, the groves of the Ebro), by visiting a wind- or water mill, by playing in the House of Sciences or enjoying activities at the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine or family visits to the Würth Museum of Modern Art.You thought that the children would get bored in La Rioja?

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Arnedo

Collection of minerals and fossils, prehistoric tools and teaching material.

Arnedo

Collection of minerals and fossils, prehistoric tools and teaching material.

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Cornago

Muy conocido es el principal rastro de este yacimiento. Sin embargo, a pesar de su belleza y su buen estado de conservación no se tratan de huellas en el estricto sentido de la palabra, si no de lo que los técnicos llaman calcos: el barro que conservó la impronta no es la capa directa sobre la que pisó el dinosaurio, sino el estrato inferior que todavía estaba blando. De todas formas los restos en todo el entorno son muy numerosos y podremos encontrar huellas de diferentes tipos sin mucho esfuerzo.

Llama la atención que aquí se han localizado también icnitas de otros animales que se atribuyen a pequeñas aves, a tortugas y a pterosaurios. Los últimos años se están realizando importantes campañas que seguro que podrán aportarnos nuevos e interesantes datos sobre estos textos.
 

Cornago

Muy conocido es el principal rastro de este yacimiento. Sin embargo, a pesar de su belleza y su buen estado de conservación no se tratan de huellas en el estricto sentido de la palabra, si no de lo que los técnicos llaman calcos: el barro que conservó la impronta no es la capa directa sobre la que pisó el dinosaurio, sino el estrato inferior que todavía estaba blando. De todas formas los restos en todo el entorno son muy numerosos y podremos encontrar huellas de diferentes tipos sin mucho esfuerzo.

Llama la atención que aquí se han localizado también icnitas de otros animales que se atribuyen a pequeñas aves, a tortugas y a pterosaurios. Los últimos años se están realizando importantes campañas que seguro que podrán aportarnos nuevos e interesantes datos sobre estos textos.
 

El Barranco Perdido

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Enciso

More than 120 million years ago, dinosaurs lived in this place. They lived in a unique setting, the ancient Tethys Sea, where they left their mark. Today we continue to be amazed by their habitat, their food, their way of life, hunting... i.e, the true natural setting of saurians. And we know it because palaeontologists have used all the tools available to them to discover the remains of one of the most amazing animals that have inhabited our planet.

Screening and exhibition area
On the top floor of the entrance building you can enjoy a 3D screening in which the dinosaurs are the stars. In addition, the exhibition area, located in the same building, explores the work of palaeontologists, with a sample of the materials used and the remains of an excavation. The exhibition is interactive, through games (puzzles and touchscreens) in which the visitor is the protagonist.

Further information at www.barrancoperdido.com

Enciso

More than 120 million years ago, dinosaurs lived in this place. They lived in a unique setting, the ancient Tethys Sea, where they left their mark. Today we continue to be amazed by their habitat, their food, their way of life, hunting... i.e, the true natural setting of saurians. And we know it because palaeontologists have used all the tools available to them to discover the remains of one of the most amazing animals that have inhabited our planet.

Screening and exhibition area
On the top floor of the entrance building you can enjoy a 3D screening in which the dinosaurs are the stars. In addition, the exhibition area, located in the same building, explores the work of palaeontologists, with a sample of the materials used and the remains of an excavation. The exhibition is interactive, through games (puzzles and touchscreens) in which the visitor is the protagonist.

Further information at www.barrancoperdido.com

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Enciso

The village of Enciso is located in the South of La Rioja, in the Upper Cidacos Valley, 72 kilometres from Logroño, very close to the border with the province of Soria.

There are 1,400 dinosaur tracks recorded in the municipality of Enciso. The Palaeontology Centre is the perfect starting point to visit the tracks. There are a total of 7 finds between Enciso and Navalsaz.

To access this route, go to the village of Enciso and cross the bridge over the river Cidacos. There you will find signs indicating the routes. You can reach them through a new paved road that connects the towns of Enciso and Cornago, although there is also a cross-country trail.

The sites are in the open air, although some are protected by fences and roofs. You can visit them free of charge but you can also hire specialist guides.

 

VIRGEN DEL CAMPO SITE

This is one of the most interesting sites for scientists and there are periodic excavations and site consolidation tasks.

Access: From the bridge, follow the trail across road on the right to a shrine, located 400 metres from the village.

Interest: It is a find of great interest, with 506 dinosaur tracks. In addition to footprints, there skin marks, tail drag marks and even scratches made by swimming dinosaurs. There are also fossilised tracks showing the start of a fight between a carnivorous dinosaur and a herbivorous one. There are noteworthy marks left by a mud slide caused by a major earthquake as well as ripple marks from waves. If you are patient and spend some time observing attentively, you can discover clearly visible mollusc shells. There are numerous fossilised ripple marks created by waves in shallow sandy areas.

Facilities: The site is visited on a wooden boardwalk which protects the stone surface from being damaged. The place has a full-size reproduction of a herbivorous dinosaur and explanatory panels.

 

LA SENOBA SITE 

One of the first that were studied in the region which also enjoys magnificent views.

Access: It is located 2.2 kilometres from the Virgen del Campo site, going up the track towards the village of Garranzo.

Interest: The outcrop is signposted. It contains 130 tracks, including 10 theropod tracks and 2 ornithopod tracks.

 

VALDECEVILLO SITE

It is without a doubt one of the most interesting in La Rioja and also, one of the easiest to understand for an amateur. This is in part thanks to the three-dimensional depictions that have been placed there to allow visitors to get an idea of the real features of dinosaurs. It should also be noted that all models are built based on conclusions of researchers from the remains that you are going to visit.

Access: It is located 2 kilometres from the bridge over the river Cidacos. It accessed by the road that goes from Enciso to Cornago. It has a parking lot located at the starting point.

Interest: A convenient path allows you to get close to the footprints. The route starts with 4 theropod tracks, clearly marked and well preserved, which are protected by a shed roof and fencing. They are tracks of carnivorous dinosaurs which measured between 7 and 10 metres in length. They were pigeon-toed and their feet ended in powerful claws. In the middle part of the find, a family of iguanodons, consisting of two adults and a baby, left their footprints there. The ensemble is depicted with life-size sculptures. Finally, at the top of the trail, a sauropod which walked on four legs left 59 tracks. Further up, there is a set of numerous tracks, still under study, on which scientists have not provided conclusions yet.

Facilities: The site has explanatory panels and 5 life-size reproductions of a tarbosaurus (carnivore), a herbivorous family group (two adults and a baby) and a brachiosaurus (23-metre-long sauropod). The sculptures were manufactured based on fossil footprints of dinosaurs in Valdecevillo.

 

ICNITAS 3 SITE

Access: Located 5 kilometres from Enciso, on the roadside.

Interest: The site is covered by a shed roof. It consists of 21 theropod tracks distributed among 4 trails. Three are of carnivorous dinosaurs of great stature, and the other is a small, 75 cm carnivorous dinosaur.

 

VILLAR-POYALES SITE

Access: Located on the roadside, 5 metres from the Icnitas 3 find.

Interest: It contains 84 tracks. It is a very interesting find because it is the site where a new track was discovered for the first time in the world. It was named Theroplantigrada encisensis, in honour of the town of Enciso. The trace consists of 20 tracks of a biped, plantigrade dinosaur, which walked on the whole sole of its feet, and not only the toes, like the majority of dinosaurs. It also had an interdigital webbing, indicating that it was specifically adapted to an aquatic environment. The site has explanatory panels.

 

NAVALSAZ SITE

Access: It is located 8 kilometres from the town of Enciso.

Interest: It contains 138 tracks, mostly from ornithopods. Here is one of the biggest iguanodon tracks in La Rioja. A study of the footprints has determined that the leg of the dinosaur was 5.5 metres long. The spectacular size of the tracks allows a full-grown person to comfortably sit in their interior. The site has explanatory panels.

 

LA CUESTA DE ANDORRA SITE

Access: After Navalsaz leave the road to walk down the GR-93 trail.

Interest: 21 very large ornithopod tracks made by an iguanodon.

Enciso

The village of Enciso is located in the South of La Rioja, in the Upper Cidacos Valley, 72 kilometres from Logroño, very close to the border with the province of Soria.

There are 1,400 dinosaur tracks recorded in the municipality of Enciso. The Palaeontology Centre is the perfect starting point to visit the tracks. There are a total of 7 finds between Enciso and Navalsaz.

To access this route, go to the village of Enciso and cross the bridge over the river Cidacos. There you will find signs indicating the routes. You can reach them through a new paved road that connects the towns of Enciso and Cornago, although there is also a cross-country trail.

The sites are in the open air, although some are protected by fences and roofs. You can visit them free of charge but you can also hire specialist guides.

 

VIRGEN DEL CAMPO SITE

This is one of the most interesting sites for scientists and there are periodic excavations and site consolidation tasks.

Access: From the bridge, follow the trail across road on the right to a shrine, located 400 metres from the village.

Interest: It is a find of great interest, with 506 dinosaur tracks. In addition to footprints, there skin marks, tail drag marks and even scratches made by swimming dinosaurs. There are also fossilised tracks showing the start of a fight between a carnivorous dinosaur and a herbivorous one. There are noteworthy marks left by a mud slide caused by a major earthquake as well as ripple marks from waves. If you are patient and spend some time observing attentively, you can discover clearly visible mollusc shells. There are numerous fossilised ripple marks created by waves in shallow sandy areas.

Facilities: The site is visited on a wooden boardwalk which protects the stone surface from being damaged. The place has a full-size reproduction of a herbivorous dinosaur and explanatory panels.

 

LA SENOBA SITE 

One of the first that were studied in the region which also enjoys magnificent views.

Access: It is located 2.2 kilometres from the Virgen del Campo site, going up the track towards the village of Garranzo.

Interest: The outcrop is signposted. It contains 130 tracks, including 10 theropod tracks and 2 ornithopod tracks.

 

VALDECEVILLO SITE

It is without a doubt one of the most interesting in La Rioja and also, one of the easiest to understand for an amateur. This is in part thanks to the three-dimensional depictions that have been placed there to allow visitors to get an idea of the real features of dinosaurs. It should also be noted that all models are built based on conclusions of researchers from the remains that you are going to visit.

Access: It is located 2 kilometres from the bridge over the river Cidacos. It accessed by the road that goes from Enciso to Cornago. It has a parking lot located at the starting point.

Interest: A convenient path allows you to get close to the footprints. The route starts with 4 theropod tracks, clearly marked and well preserved, which are protected by a shed roof and fencing. They are tracks of carnivorous dinosaurs which measured between 7 and 10 metres in length. They were pigeon-toed and their feet ended in powerful claws. In the middle part of the find, a family of iguanodons, consisting of two adults and a baby, left their footprints there. The ensemble is depicted with life-size sculptures. Finally, at the top of the trail, a sauropod which walked on four legs left 59 tracks. Further up, there is a set of numerous tracks, still under study, on which scientists have not provided conclusions yet.

Facilities: The site has explanatory panels and 5 life-size reproductions of a tarbosaurus (carnivore), a herbivorous family group (two adults and a baby) and a brachiosaurus (23-metre-long sauropod). The sculptures were manufactured based on fossil footprints of dinosaurs in Valdecevillo.

 

ICNITAS 3 SITE

Access: Located 5 kilometres from Enciso, on the roadside.

Interest: The site is covered by a shed roof. It consists of 21 theropod tracks distributed among 4 trails. Three are of carnivorous dinosaurs of great stature, and the other is a small, 75 cm carnivorous dinosaur.

 

VILLAR-POYALES SITE

Access: Located on the roadside, 5 metres from the Icnitas 3 find.

Interest: It contains 84 tracks. It is a very interesting find because it is the site where a new track was discovered for the first time in the world. It was named Theroplantigrada encisensis, in honour of the town of Enciso. The trace consists of 20 tracks of a biped, plantigrade dinosaur, which walked on the whole sole of its feet, and not only the toes, like the majority of dinosaurs. It also had an interdigital webbing, indicating that it was specifically adapted to an aquatic environment. The site has explanatory panels.

 

NAVALSAZ SITE

Access: It is located 8 kilometres from the town of Enciso.

Interest: It contains 138 tracks, mostly from ornithopods. Here is one of the biggest iguanodon tracks in La Rioja. A study of the footprints has determined that the leg of the dinosaur was 5.5 metres long. The spectacular size of the tracks allows a full-grown person to comfortably sit in their interior. The site has explanatory panels.

 

LA CUESTA DE ANDORRA SITE

Access: After Navalsaz leave the road to walk down the GR-93 trail.

Interest: 21 very large ornithopod tracks made by an iguanodon.

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