UNESCO Global Geoparks are territories with a geological, paleontological and mining heritage with international relevance. Their goal is the preservation, management and dissemination of this heritage as well as to become a socio-economic and sustainable resource.
Conca de Tremp-Montsec Geopark project is an exceptional territory for the observation, learning and enjoying Earth Sciences thanks to the high value of its geological, paleontological, mining, archaeological and astronomical assets. Its landscape reveal the answers to which were the last species of dinosaurs in Europe, how the Pyrenees were formed or when humans began to occupy the Lleida Pyrenees.
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The municipality of Coll de Nargó i one of the richest on the Alt Urgell in romanesque monuments. The most significant is Sant Climent's church, declared of historical and artistic interest. Found on the edge of the village, next to Isona's road, is especially remarkable for its belfry gravity walls. Are also worth visiting, Sant Miquel in les Masies, Sant Martí de la Plana, Sant Romà in Valldarques, Sant Serni in Gavarra and Sant Maximí in Sellent. All those buildings and a few more are part of one of the trails in the Romanesque Route, a transborder itinerary that goes from Perpignan to Bassella.
Until the early 20th century, Coll de Nargó was, with el Pont de Claverol on the Noguera Pallaresa river, the most important nucleus of raftsmen in Catalonia.
From that dangerous job, which consisted in transporting wood down the river, there are some memories and remains preserved available for visiting on the Museu dels Raiers, integrated inside the Route of the Ancient Professions. This museum is placed inside the ancient Roser's church, in Nargó's old town.
Every summer, the Association of Raiers de Nargó organizes the Raftsmen's descent, on a section of the river upstream from the beginning of the Oliana Dam's lake, to show some peculiarities from that old job and remember the importance it had for the village.
70 million years ago, when the Pyrenees just began their uplift, The Pre-Pyrenees were a costal zone of plains, beaches and deltas where dinosaurs were born, lived, reproduced and died. The Sellent deposits in the municipality of Coll de Nargó is one of the most important places on the Pre-Pyrenees regarding those ancient animals, since there are numerous sites where nests and eggs of a sauropode species can be found, in a quantity and quality that makes it a referent in Europe.
The exhibitions at Dinosfera are centered around that patrimonial asset: the dinosaur eggs and nests.
How dinosaurs reproduced and all the research on that matter, with the known details about the environment they lived through fossils found in the territory that pieces an image together of the flora and wildlife in which they were embeded, is what can be discovered at Dinosfera.
http://dinosfera.com (in catalan)