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Yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca offers a glimpse at millenia of human history: from early humans through the Bronze Age, and on up to modern man. Its excavation took some 12 years, from 1978 to 1990, and 10 years later UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. Studies of human evolution now obligatorily refer to this dig. An impressive site known as the Bone Pit contains more than 5,500 human bones. Consider visiting the museum in the city proper and buying a joint ticket, which includes the bus to this location. Make Yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca a centerpiece of your Burgos vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Burgos online tour itinerary builder.
Yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca reviews
We were guided by Blanca, a very professional and knowledge guide that explained very well the site and was very nice and helpful with our questions. A pity to see that the site is uncovered, being..... more »
In a trip back to Madrid last year from Santo Domingo de La Calzada, had a short visit to the Visit Centre and have the chance to see the permanent show and the mockup of the archeological site. Had.... more »
Not much to see. Waste of time if you are not fluent in Spanish. A guide that talks forever (1 1/2 hours!!!!!!) in very rapid spanish. And people have to stand still in the meantime. Why not audioguides in English or at least a handout? Would be a better idea with an introductory video and a much shorter trip
An amazing experience indeed, the tour of the archaeological site is outstanding, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful, the visit to the CAREX is incredibly educational, try on your own to create stone tools, fire and shoot arrows or lances! This tour is a must for anyone interested in archaeology, sciences or outdoor live in general. I just wish the CAREX tour lasted some more time to have more opportunities to practice these techniques.
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