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Yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca

Carretera Logrono Km 44, 09199 Burgos, Spain
947-421-000-902
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Interesting site but waste of time if you don't speak fluent Spanish

The excavations here are important. But the visit was desperately disappointing. I have a strong... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Elizabeth P
Actual earliest European humanoid working archeological site.

See my comments for the the archeolgoical centre. A real live excavation site for the earliest... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The excavations here are important. But the visit was desperately disappointing. I have a strong interest in the subject. The guide, however, refused to speak any English and would not allow the fluent Spanish speaker in our group of around 17 any time to translate...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

See my comments for the the archeolgoical centre. A real live excavation site for the earliest European humanoid with guided tours arranged from the visitor's centre in town with an archeologist. For all ages and very interesting.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Atapuerca it was fascinating to see first hand how humanity evolved and how different the place is some 1.2 million years later and how the Archeological experts come to the conclusions they do. If you have a car I suggest you drive...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The visit to Atapuerca is more a visit of the mind. A shuttle bus drives you to the yacimientos where you put on a helmet (exactly why, I am not sure since we were most of the time with open sky over us, but the...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

INteresting and well organized place to visit (book a guide for your group to do the activities with) with children or groups. This place was more interesting than the actual archaeological site nearby.

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

We had a great young guide, who was very interested in the topic and keen to answer questions. The site tour consisted of a short level walk to three different sections cut into the limestone - each section with a different focal story about different...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

We joined a tour in Spanish and the tour guide tried to explain more in English however he was so animated it didn't matter, we just wished we knew more Spanish. The bus took us out to the mine site where they found the human...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2015

We were a group of archaeologists (one of whom was an expert on the subject) and we were really disappointed that the trip to Atapuerca was completely in Spanish. The guide did speak English, but she said it would be impossible to tell us anything...More

1  Thank LGVG
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

When I hear about archaeology I go "Interesting but I'm not that much into it". Luckily enough I went on to this visit and it reminded me that being so close to thousand year remnants while a captivating guide transports your mind to the time...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2015

Loved the tour to take you to the site of excavations. Did this after visiting very well done museum.

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I regret not being able to help you, I went on a scheduled trip, but in the Museum of Evolution that is in Burgos I can sure clarify those doubts.
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