«Atapuerca is a small municipality famous for its prehistoric archaeological sites»
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000, the archaeological sites of the Sierra de Atapuerca are the only ones in Europe where it is possible to follow the evolution of the first human beings to inhabit the continent, from approximately one million years ago to very recent periods.
The human fossils recovered here represent 85% of all the world’s fossils from the period known as the Middle Pleistocene. Amateur scientists and history buffs, rejoice! Today you will have the opportunity to explore the excavation sites and the world’s largest human evolution museum in the company of experts in the field, and you may feel free to pick their brains. You will also be treated to lunch at a local spot, where you may discuss the fascinating facts you’ve just learned about the history of our kind.