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Continuing with the Museums and Monuments that includes the Tourist Card "Amigos de Segovia", we bring you a new entrance. Do not forget to take a look at your Web page.

MUSEUM MINERALS, ROCKS AND FOSSILS OF VALSECA

Located in its beginnings in the premises of the Municipal Library and currently in the Socio-cultural Center Doctor Velasco, this museum has half a thousand exhibits, among which are fossils and rocks from the province of Segovia. This museum was opened in 1997 thanks to a deposit agreement between Valseca City Council and Andrés Díez Herrero, who donated his private collection (with some 900 pieces). Subsequently, the museum has received other contributions from individuals, such as those of the Ibáñez couple or the stonework tools of D. Pedro de Frutos.

The Association of Amateurs of Mineralogy (ASAM) and more recently the Geology Association of Segovia (GSg), are in charge of scientific maintenance and the different didactic-exhibition improvements. A few years ago an agreement was signed between the Diputación de Segovia and the City Council of Valseca for the modernization of the Museum through the installation of multimedia elements and new exhibition modules.

ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM AND GUIDED VISITS

Access to the museum (without explanations) from Monday to Friday, not holidays, between 9.00 and 14.00 h: contact the Valseca Town Hall to check availability at the following phone number: 921 493 155

Possibility of guided visits to the collection for groups of schoolchildren and cultural groups (previous reservation).

The Valseca Mineral Museum premieres multimedia equipment and geo-route through Los Berrocales from Diputación de Segovia.

Mineral museum of Valseca

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Taking advantage of the Tourist Card "Amigos de Segovia", we will gradually get to know all those activities and services that belong to it and therefore, in which they can benefit from different discounts for their acquisition. Take a look at your Web page.

IMPERIAL DELAUGE HOUSE

The old Church of San Miguel, located in the town of Pedraza, now houses the Imperia Eagle Thematic Center or Imperial Eagle House. This church was restored with care to preserve the Romanesque ashlars, as well as adapted to the environment, improving the access road for public use of the thematic center.

Thus, the center has three different zones for the exhibition:

  1. Villa and Tierra de Pedraza, where a space has been dedicated to make known the cultural resources of Pedraza.
  2. 2000 Natura Network, divided into Natura 200 Network throughout Europe, in Castilla y León and, finally, in Segovia.
  3. The imperial eagle, an area in which the forms of observation and study are shown, the phases of its evolution and interactive games to learn in a more fun way the way of life of this species. In addition, it has an audiovisual room where it is possible to see the different dangers, threats and possible recoveries of this great animal.

Casa del guila Imperial Jardines San Miguel

The Martinete de Navafría dates from 1700, used to beat copper, it is the only martinete of this type that is preserved throughout Europe.

In the year 1998 was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and currently, its doors are reopened so that all those who want to get close to the town, can visit this hydraulic resource of medieval origin, free of charge. In addition to the own martinete, the installations count on the natural element of the river Cega that made move the same, although the machine does not work at the moment.

Passes to visit the Ethnographic Museum "El Martinete" will be every day (except Monday and Tuesday) at 11.00 and 13.00 h. In addition, every day will be possible the visit for groups, previous reservation.

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The bison, a species that has already inhabited the peninsula, as we can see in the different cave paintings of the area will be included in two different Segovian herds: six copies will be taken to the Matarrosueros farm in El Cubillo, and 5 copies will live with the horses of the Los Porretales farm, in Cabezuela.

In the first, a couple has already been living for a few weeks to learn about their ability to adapt to the area. Thus, the six copies can be visited on the farm through guided tours that are made there; anyone who wants to participate in this, can register in the "Safari Ibérico Segovia" and to contemplate a great diversity of fauna, like the new bison, but also wild boars, horses and wild cattle.

The initiative has been promoted by the Segovian companies Naturaltur and La Perla cattle ranch, within a program for the development and recovery of the bison because this species has a very good environmental impact; One of the foods of the bison, are the branches, barks and bushes, so it cleans the forest, being a natural ally for the prevention of fires, spreads seeds and fertilizes the grass. Now we must add the possible creation of employment and the attraction of visitors that make the bison, one of the economic resources of these areas.

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