2.40km → Atapuerca → 4.40km → Villalval
To end of camino: 
503.80
Altitude: 
952

For the better part of the last 3 decades excavations have been underway to learn more about our prehistory. In the caves outside of town, the remains of early humans have been discovered; some as old as 800,000 years. Most of the discoveries have been transferred to the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos.

History: 

Atapuerca, its prolific prehistoric discoveries aside, remains a small outpost. It was here where King Garcia of Nájera-Pamplona lost his life in a battle against his brother Ferdinand I of León on September 1st, 1054. The large stone marker in the field before town that marks his end; the locals refer to it as ‘el fin de rey’, or ‘the end of the king’.

The Road: 

From Atapuerca, the camino climbs upward into the Atapuerca mountains before descending again into Cardeñuela.

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Services
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes

Accommodation in Atapuerca

Municipal

1

Albergue de Olmos de Atapuerca
Municipal
7€
24
Private

2

Hostel La Plazuela Verde
Private
14€
24
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostel La Plazuela Verde

3

Albergue el Peregrino de Atapuerca
Private
10€
30
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue el Peregrino de Atapuerca

4

Albergue de Peregrinos La Hutte
Private
10€
18
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos La Hutte
Pension

8

Pensión El Palomar
Pension
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión El Palomar

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

We stayed the night and had dinner at the Hotel Papasol. It’s under new ownership since 2020. The husband and wife are extremely friendly and helpful. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the home cooked dinner was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the one night stay there.