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Madrid's urban fossils tour

A few days ago, La Casa Encendida organised a guided tour on Madrid's urban fossils as part of the URBAN TV festival. In this event, everybody could see the fossils hidden in two monuments: Lope de Vega statue, in front of La Encarnación and Cervantes monument, on España Square. We also visited two underground stations clad in fossiliferous limestones: Ciudad Universitaria and Metropolitano.

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It has been great to get to know so many people interested in Urban Palaeontology. Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to meet Pedro Castiñeiras (@PetroMet), who had previously contributed to Paleourbana's map with very interesting urban fossils.

Photograph: Pedro Castiñeiras

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