The caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca contain a rich fossil record of the earliest human beings in Europe, from nearly one million years ago and extending up to the Common Era. They represent an exceptional reserve of data, the scientific study of which provides priceless information about the appearance and the way of life of these remote human ancestors.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|v||To be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.||All|
|Cartuja de Miraflores||2019||9.7km||site_ao|
|Sad Hill Cemetery||2019||43.8km||site_ao|
|Fadrique de Basilea Book Museum||2018||13.1km||site_ao|
|Natural Arch Bridge||2018||68.2km||site_ao|
|Museum of Human Evolution||2018||12.8km||site_ao|
|Bodegas of Aranda de Duero||2017||78.7km||site_ao|
|Arco de Santa María||2018||13.3km||site_ao|
|San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries||1997||56.3km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.