Logotipo de la Asociación de Turismo Altiplano de Granada
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Altiplano Desarrollo Rural

Prehistory and Paleontological Museum of Orce

The museum is located in the Palace of Los Segura, which once belonged to a family that made its fortune in stockbreeding. The building is an example of a Baroque rural palace; it was built between the 15th and 17th centuries. One of its most spectacular features is the beautiful cloistered patio with coffered galleries.

The museum has two exhibition rooms. Visitors can enjoy display cases as well as audiovisual displays and videos that will take them on a journey through the Granada High Plains 1.5 million years ago. Learn about its climate, flora and exotic fauna, which included sabre-toothed tigers, giant hyenas, hippopotamus, rhinoceros and mammoths; which existed during the period as the first inhabitants of this region.The quantity and quality of its collections can only be compared with a few museums throughout Europe and North America. Visitors can see objects from the first human settlement on this continent: stone tools from the sites Barranco León and Fuente Nueva 3, and the skull fragment known as the ‘Hombre de Orce’ (Orce Man).