The richness of Berguedà allows us to see thousands of dinosaur footprints over 65 million years old in just a few minutes, living inside the everyday life of a coal mine.
In 1985, as a result of an open-cast mining operation, the Fumanya paleontological complex was discovered, the largest European site with traces of Upper Cretaceous sauropods and one of the largest in the world. At an altitude of over 1,400 meters is the Fumanya Dinosaur Interpretation Center, where you can observe the footprints and learn what life was like millions of years ago.
This center is located inside the old coal mines in the Fumanya cellar, which closed in 1991. Mining has marked the lives of most villages in Alt Berguedà during the 20th century. The economic depression that meant the end of mining throughout the region has been overcome by the conversion of this and other spaces.
The ancient mines have been museumized so that they do not lose their memory, so that the visitor can get to know the life of the miners and explore colonies that, with a unique model, drew an essential period in Berguedà. Even now everyone remembers one episode or another of the mine. Like the rebellion of 1932 when, in the middle of the Republic, in Fígols, libertarian communism was proclaimed or the explosion of a greyhound in the Consolation mine where 30 miners died, all neighbors of the area.