Geoparque Unesco

Geopark Space

Contact us

Plaza del Castillo (Castle Sq.), south-eastern tower of Ainsa castle..
Tel: 00 34 974 500 614
info@geoparquepirineos.com

Timetable

Open all year round

  • From July 1 to August 31: 9:30 AM. - 14:00 and 16: 30- 19:30 (Wednesday to Sunday)
  • Easter: 9:30 AM. - 14:00 and 16: 30- 19:30 (Monday to Sunday)
  • Rest of the year: ask for further information at the County Tourist Office.Tel: 0034 974 500 512

The south-eastern tower houses the Information Centre known as The Geopark Space. If we imagine that the vertical structure of the tower depicts the geological timeline, from Paleozoic up to the present day, the visitor is supposed to walk up through the four different levels in order to discover the geological treasures that lay hidden by more than 500 million years but are recorded in the rocks of Sobrarbe. However, we would say that these secrets are not always revealed, and only some hints are given in order to encourage curious children and adults to sample the satisfaction of discovering things for themselves out in the field.

The south-eastern tower houses the geological information centre known as the Geopark Space.

Room 1

Get to know and enjoy the past 500 million years of Earth's history recorded in the rocks of Sobrarbe. This is the leitmotif of the Sobrarbe Geopark and of the UNESCO Geoparks Global Network.

Room 1

Room 2

The Primary Period and the Hercynian Cycle (or Variscan). Sobrarbe before the Pyrenees. Tons of silver, iron and lead hidden among ancient rocks: the mining heritage of the County.

Room 2

Room 3

The Secondary and Tertiary Periods (Alpide or Alpine Cycle). The dance of the continents and the formation of the Pyrenees. The Eocene marine basin and the rocks that record time in the Pyrenees: the secret of the turbidites. Crocodiles and turtles witnessed the withdrawal of the sea from Sobrarbe.

Room 3

Room 4

The Quaternary Period. The Ice Ages and the dawn of mankind. Glaciers and torrents: the sculptors of our landscape. The subterranean world of the largest limestone massif in Europe.

Room 4

Once we have visited the Geopark Space, we will certainly observe the rocks of Sobrarbe from a different perspective. We can satisfy our curiosity on-site, amidst nature, in the real Geopark laboratory. We can obtain reassuring answers from observation, and we will be able to appreciate authentic values, traditions, myths and legends, which have deep roots in the rocky substratum of the County. But new questions will also be raised… in order to return to the castle and go on with the Geopark dialogue.

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