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Contact details

Zona Sierra de Atapuerca
09199  Atapuerca, Burgos  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 947257067
Tel.:+34 947421000
Fax.:+34 947257067


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Tel.: +34 90224246,+34 902024246


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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.

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    Way of Saint James, the first European Cultural Route and World Heritage Site. See more


The most important archaeological site in all of Europe.

Atapuerca is one of Europe's most important archaeological sites. It was declared a World Heritage site in 2000.

The archaeological site of Atapuerca is one of the most important in Europe, because it has traces of hominid life in the area from a million years ago. The site lies in the small municipality of Atapuerca, about 20 kilometres north east of Burgos. The Sima de los Huesos is a cave where bones from over 32 bodies of people of all different ages and both genders have been discovered, and is one of the best known examples of a colony from that era. The site was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2000.

Archaeological site

Artistic period:

The city of Burgos is about 20 km away. The most important archaeological sites are located in the areas called "La Gran Dolina", "Galería-Covacha de los Zarpazos", the "Penal" site, "Sima del Elefante", "Sima de los Huesos" and "El Mirador".

Practical information


Only guided tours by prior appointment.
Tours depart from the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos and from the towns of Atapuerca and Ibeas de Juarros. You can get information on times on the oficial website


General: €6
Reduced: €4
Children: Admission free
children under 8 years





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