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What to see in Atapuerca

Atapuerca ©Panoramio karmarx

Atapuerca ©Panoramio karmarx

In the same village walkers can visit the church, XVI century, located at the top of the enclave. From there they can enjoy stunning views of the mountains and the Lagunas of Atapuerca, the official route to Africa, almost mandatory for many of the migratory birds who come to these wetlands to feed on frogs and other prey.

Atapuerca 's name is world famous for its ancient sites, by which, its mountain are named. They are considered crucial to the study and understanding of evolution. These deposits are found in both caves and outdoors. Some of the most famous are La Gran Dolina, La Sima de los Huesos and El Hotel California. The guided tours depart from Atapuerca (village) and from Ibeas de Juarros. Tickets can be purchased through the Internet, by clicking on this link.

For more information call telephone (+34) 947 421 000 | (+34) 902 024 246 or check the website of the Museum of Human Evolution, it is necessary to book in advance. The caves are closed on Mondays. The tour price is 6 euros. For pilgrims, students, young people aged between 8 and 16 years of age, visits by appointment and for families, the price is 4 euros.

For the unemployed, under eight year olds and the disabled access is free. The bus from the two points of departure for the visit costs an additional euro. There are also offers for those who want to visit the Museum of Human Evolution and the Archaeological Park. Check rates on the website. There is a special promotion aimed at the pilgrims. Every day (except Mondays), a bus collects visitors in town and takes them to the site. On showing the credential, the price is 5 euros.

At the end of the tour the bus returns pilgrims to the collection point. For more information and reservations (+34) 902 024 246 | (+34) 947 421 000 |

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