The Querulpa Jurassic Park in Peru features more than 70 real dinosaur footprints, as well as gigantic representations of legendary prehistoric animals

if Jurassic Park is one of your favorite movies, you need visit peru as soon as possible. This is because in the district of Aplao, in the province of Castilla, in arequipa, there is an amazing Jurassic park that takes visitors back millions of years in time.

THE Querulpa Jurassic Park It has about 70 real dinosaur footprints, as well as gigantic representations of these animals. In addition, the arid landscape of the region contributes to the paleontological atmosphere being even more impressive.

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About the Peruvian “jurassik park”


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kerulpa is a mountain located in the center of a small village of the same name. The destination has always been known for harboring paleontological remains, since the place served as a passageway for dinosaurs that migrated between the Argentina it's the Chile. But it was in January 2002, however, that a group of young people discovered, in the place where the park currently operates, giant dinosaur footprints.

Researchers identified that they were footprints of dinosaurs carnivores. These giant animals walked on two legs, measured over 13 meters and weighed about 80 tons. Since then, the Arequipa government has developed projects to explore the area for tourism.

Last year, the Jurassic Park was reopened with a better structure. Currently, in addition to the giant life-size sculptures of dinosaurs, the place has a playground, shops, rest areas, a small museum, cacti, among other spaces.

However, as it is an arid, open and very hot place, it is important to bring sunscreen and repellent. THE Querulpa Jurassic Park It also has a viewpoint that allows you to have beautiful views of the entire region, full of colors and shapes. Entrance is free.

How to get to Querulpa Jurassic Park 


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THE Querulpa Jurassic Park is located in the district of Aplao, province of Castilla, three and a half hours from the city of Arequipa. Therefore, to get from Arequipa to the Jurassic Park, it will be necessary to take a bus to Aplao (approximately 3 hours). Buses depart from Terrapuerto, the most popular bus station in Arequipa, and the ticket costs around 11 soles (approximately R$15). The bus passes in front of the place.

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