Other places of interest
Heraldic Coats of Arms
During the early Cretaceous period, this region was part of a flooded plain with irregular dry periods, leaving muddy areas behind with indelible dinosaur prints. With time, these areas would dry up and get covered with new sediments which weighted on the inferior layers, solidifying them into rocks for millions of years to come. Erosion has progressively worn out the outer layers exposing many of these rock formations and revealing the ichnites.
In the area one can find the site of Las Hoyas and La Mata, both added to the Heritage Register as Historical Sites of Cultural Interest in the year 2000.
The first is located nearby Arnedillo, next to the ravine of Vadillo and has easy access. There you can watch ten separate dinosaur footprints, probably carnivores, seven of which are three fingers – the other three are round holes. The three that are better preserved are believed to be tracks.
The second is found nearby Peroblasco, in its namesake site of La Mata, also easy to access. It has 19 carnivore footprints of slight depth but well-shaped, four of which form a track.