Paleontological Museum of Estepona is located in the exhibition area of the bullring and the City Council has just expanded it and put new lighting, so some of the pieces are almost obvious.
What can you see in the Estepona Paleontological Museum?
In addition to explanatory posters about the remains and reproductions of the different dinosaurs, to give the little ones a bit of excitement, a projector with images and sounds evocative of prehistory has also been placed in the dinosaur area.
The exhibits are now divided into five areas and the first, dedicated to dinosaurs, has large replicas of some species discovered in Argentine Patagonia.
- Zone 2: is dedicated to a donated collection of marine molluscs from around the world.
- Zone 3: it is made up of a selection of rocks and minerals where the pieces of Sierra Bermeja take on a special role.
- Zone 4: it is a collection of fossils that shows a small paleontological sequence from the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras and finally the most characteristic part of the museum contains a collection of marine invertebrates from the Pliocene with an age of between three and five million years.
Within this area you can also see, for example, a coral reef from the Upper Triassic, which are the oldest fossils discovered in Estepona dating back 210 million years.