Parque Cretácico (Cal Orck'o)
- Cretaceous Park
- admission US$3.75,
- 10:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, 10:00-15:00 Sat & Sun
Lonely Planet review for Parque Cretácico (Cal Orck'o)
It seems that 65 million years ago the site of Sucre's Fancesa cement quarry, six kilometers from the centre, was the place to be for large, scaly types. When the grounds were being cleared in 1994, plant employees uncovered a nearly vertical mudstone face bearing over 6000 tracks - some of which measure up to 80cm in diameter - from over 150 different species of dinosaur.
While you once could go right up to the tracks, these days you have to be content with gazing at them from the brand-new Parque Cretácico (Cal Orck'o). This slick, family-friendly visitors centre has a couple of dozen scary life-size models of dinosaurs, as well as an audiovisual display and a restaurant. From the terrace, you can examine the tracks on the rockface opposite with binoculars. While plans for a shuttle bus from the centre of Sucre were in the pipeline, at time of research the only way to get there was to catch micro A and walk 2km to the site. A taxi for the 6km journey costs about around US$7, including waiting time to take you back.