Close to Fátima and Torres Novas lies the fossil bed of Pedreira do Galinha, which contains excellent examples of Sauropod footprints, herbivorous four-legged dinosaurs that lived in the region about 175 million years ago.
On the 60,000m2 rock surface, a few hundred footprints organised into more than twenty trails, dating from the middle Jurassic period, can be found. Present-day continents were formed during this period.
This is the longest known trail of Sauropod footprints on earth, and the footprints are an exceptionally well-preserved fossil of one of the largest animal species that ever lived. In the museum, you’ll also find the largest nest of dinosaur eggs in the world.
The country’s largest find of Jurassic fossil remains, and part of the beautiful Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Nature Park, this place is definitely worth a visit.