In the province of Granada there is an amazing territory with an impressive landscape and one of the best continental registers in geology of the last 5 million years. Among other treasures, this record contains the most complete set of fossil remains of the already extinct large mammals that lived during the Quaternary Period (the last 2.5 million years of Earth's history, when humanity appeared on the planet).
In a little part of the Planet, located in the eastern section of Granada and surrounded by some of the highest mountains of the Iberian Peninsula, an old river with no exit to the sea and an old lake fed by the waters of that, left stone testimony of the terrestrial ecosystems that developed in Western Europe during the last two and a half million years of Earth's history, the ecosystems of large extinct mammals in the Quaternary.
Current rivers have progressively modeled these landscapes over the past half million years, setting up a wild territory of arid nature - with thousands of square kilometers of badlands. It is the Granada Geopark.