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The Dinosaurs in Colunga
An amazing journey among Dinosaurs
The Camino de Santiago is one of the world's most iconic pilgrimage routes, attracting thousands of travelers each year. But what many don't know is that this ancient path in Spain also offers a fascinating journey through time: an encounter with the dinosaurs of Colunga.
Colunga, a small municipality in the region of Asturias, is home to one of Europe's most impressive paleontological treasures. Here, nestled in a picturesque corner of the Camino de Santiago, you'll find the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA), affectionately known as "Colunga's Jurassic." This museum serves as the starting point for exploring Earth's thrilling past and discovering the giants that once roamed this region.
MUJA offers a unique experience for natural history enthusiasts and travelers seeking more than the typical pilgrimage. Here, you can immerse yourself in a journey through time, marveling at well-preserved fossils and reconstructions of dinosaurs that inhabited this area millions of years ago. From the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex to the giant sauropod, you can be awestruck by the majesty of these prehistoric creatures.
©Turismo Asturias – Juanjo Arrojo
What's most astonishing is that the Camino de Santiago route that traverses Colunga allows you to blend the spirituality of pilgrimage with admiration for ancient life on Earth. As you walk along ancient trails, you'll encounter informative plaques and signs leading you directly to dinosaur dig sites and footprints. It's an unparalleled way to experience the convergence of human history and natural history.
Moreover, the beauty of the Colunga region is undeniable. Surrounded by lush green landscapes, stunning cliffs, and the majestic Cantabrian Sea, this place offers a tranquil and relaxing getaway for those who wish to immerse themselves in nature while exploring prehistory.
In summary, Colunga's dinosaurs, in the heart of the Camino de Santiago, offer an enriching and unique experience for travelers. Combine the spirituality of pilgrimage with the excitement of uncovering the secrets of antiquity in a breathtaking natural setting.
Don't miss this opportunity to take a journey through time while enjoying the beauty of the Asturian coast!
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