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CIGC- Centro de Interpretacao Geologica de Canelas-Arouca

Canelas de Cima cxp 213, Arouca 4540-252, Portugal
+351 916 352 917
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Hunt for trilobite fossils!

Fun for the whole family! For €5/per person you can split pieces of the local slate to help find... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Crystal R
Precious giant trilobites - a unique treasure

This small but interesting museum, owned by a private entity, showcases a great balance between... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Fernando N
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Museum of trilobite fossils, beings that lived 460 million years ago in marine environment and whose carapaces were deposited and covered on the Clayey bottoms of the sea; Sediments that later gave origin to the slate, rock in which the fossils of these ancient beings, older than the dinosaurs, are preserved.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
3 Nov 2016
“Hunt for trilobite fossils!”
20 Jul 2016
“Precious giant trilobites - a unique treasure”
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Canelas de Cima cxp 213, Arouca 4540-252, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Fun for the whole family! For €5/per person you can split pieces of the local slate to help find more trilobite fossils.

1  Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This small but interesting museum, owned by a private entity, showcases a great balance between business (the slate quarry) and science. It deserves all the support as it strives to find, preserve, study and display a valuable collection of several species of unusually sized trilobites...More

3  Thank Fernando N
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Unique museum in the world , where we can simply and very direct , millions of years of history . The examples on display are simply fantastic!

2  Thank JMSCM
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The centre is not freely open to the public - you have to telephone ahead, which is sad considering the importance of the trilobites as a universal and scientific treasure. There is an excellent museum, a short film, but not that much else - oh...More

5  Thank ja5al1n
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