Dino Parque Lourinhã is a brand new theme park that opened last week an hour away from Lisbon, Portugal. Co-funded by the European Union the park idea born in 2012 from a cooperation agreement between the Municipality of Lourinhã and Dinosaurierpark of Münchenagen, a top German dinosaur park located near Hanover. Works began in 2017 and the Dino Park Lourinhã opened to the public in February 2018.
The park has more than 120 models of real size dinosaurs rooming among the woods in a trail divided by eras: Paleozoic, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. A visit could take from 2 to 3 hours and light clothes and comfortable footwear are recommended because of beautiful trails can be exhausting. Fortunately, there are many stops along the way.
In Dino Parque you can also find a large real paleontological collection of fossils discovered in Lourinhã, one of the richest regions of the top of the 20 richest regions in the world for Upper Jurassic 150 million years fossils. In fact, the Educational issues are one the main concerns of the promoters with guided tours with specialized guides available for everyone who wants to learn much more about the dinosaurs and the evolution of Earth’s history.
The park also has a fossil preparation lab and several activities and games area for young children. Everything is clean and tidy and the promoters put a lot of attention to details and customer care which is always a plus for a brand new theme park. There is only a cafeteria open just a quick snack or simply having a coffee. But along the paths, you can find several resting areas that offer the possibility of picnics. There’s also a store located in the central building with the usual park souvenirs.
In sum a brand new theme park for a well spent morning or afternoon.
Location: Rua Vale dos Dinossauros 25, 2530-059 Lourinhã, Portugal
Tickets: Adults 12,50€ Children 9,50€
Opens all yearTop Rides
The Jurassic pathway
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