[Photography] Back to the Past: The world’s largest site of dinosaur tracks!

05 Jan


This is the second post on the historical Bolivian city of Sucre – now, stepping a little deeper into the past… some 65 million years ago, to be more exact! 😮


Another opportunity for our traveling family to enjoy some kid-friendly activity during our end-of-the year holidays.

After spending a full day in Sucre, we decided to venture out. A quick bus trip took the 5 of us to the Parque Cretacico – and I understand if you’re not able to replicate our day, so, feel free to take the park’s virtual tour here!

It seems that 65 million years ago the site of, 5km north of the center, was the place to be for large, scaly types. When the construction grounds were being cleared in 1994 for Sucre’s Fancesa (Fabrica Nacional de Cemento SA) cement quarry, some 40 minutes out of town, plant employees uncovered a nearly vertical mudstone face with some 5000 tracks of, at least eight different species of dinosaurs – the largest collection of dinosaur footprints in the world.


Take a look at this, and imagine these images been turned inwards some 90 degrees – now it looks vertical, but this area used to be flat, horizontal, the perfect path for some, let’s say… dinosaur strolling! 😮



Though you can see some of the prints from outside, entering the family-friendly Cretaceous Park gives a better panorama, and that’s exactly what we did, after paying a very ‘family-friendly fee’- gotta love the expatriate life down here in Bolivia!

From downtown Sucre, right across from the Cathedral, we took the 2:30 bus – we’d been told the best light for photographs is during the afternoon. Enjoy the images!





A general view of the surroundings, just outside of the park [the past looking into the present!]



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9 responses to “[Photography] Back to the Past: The world’s largest site of dinosaur tracks!

  1. kista

    February 1, 2014 at 1:16 am

    very nice place … but so far from where i am .. 😦


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      February 1, 2014 at 1:18 am

      and yet, a few hours from where we are…. 🙂 feel free to travel vicariously thru us! 😮


  2. Chas Spain

    January 9, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Great to see you’re still having a wonderful time in Bolivia. The dinosaur track pics are truly amazing. Have a great 2014.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      January 9, 2014 at 11:27 am

      We’re still loving it – you’re right! 😮 Thanks for your kind wishes and the nice comments about the post on the dinosaur track post! 😮


      • Chas Spain

        January 10, 2014 at 9:24 am

        You’re welcome – hope to see some more dinosaur related stuff – this is amazing.


  3. Lucid Gypsy

    January 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

    A young boys paradise!


  4. sheenmeem

    January 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

    The photographs are great.



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