Paleozoic Seas Museum
The Paleozoic Seas Museum located in Santa Cruz de Nogueras is the first Paleontology Museum in the Comarca del Jiloca and Campo de Daroca regions. Its main purpose is to divulge the geological and natural patrimony through the permanent exhibition called “Life in the Paleozoic Seas” which illustrates the main groups of fossils found at the Cucalón mountain range, showing the ecologic characteristics of these environments.
It counts on a vast number of fossils from the period in which the Oriche mountain range was covered by seawater. The Paleozoic Era, was extinguished 250 millions of years ago giving way to the modern fauna. However, the rocks from these mountains in the Iberian Mountain Range keep an exceptional register of the sea animals that lived between the beginnings of the Ordovician period (488 millions of years ago) and the end of the Devonian period (360 millions of years ago).
The museum is located beside the parish church of the village, what was once the kiln, having two floors: one dedicated to the permanent exhibitions room and the another one contains a polyvalent hall and a workshop.
- From 1 April to 31 October: 11 – 14h and 17 – 19h
- From 1 November to 31 March: 11 – 14h and 16 – 18h
Sundays and bank holidays:
- During the year: 11 – 14h
Monday to Friday:
During the year, by making an appointment to the mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling to the phone number: 605 974 582
Closed between 23 December to 5 January.
- Guided tour to the exhibition: 3€ (For groups of more than 10 people: 2€)
- Guided tour + activities on the workshop: 5€ (For groups of more than 10 people: 4€)
- General admission without guide: 2€
- Student groups: 3€ each student, (It includes a guided tour through the rocks in the surroundings and activities in the paleontology workshop).