Burgos is a land that welcomes its visitors with open arms. Burgos has some tourist attractions that are unique on the national scene. A cultural and artistic heritage mainly consisting of three items recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO: the Gothic Cathedral, the Camino de Santiago and the sites of Atapuerca. And just five minutes walk from the historic centre, the modern complex of the Human Evolution, by the architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg, that consists of the Museum of Human Evolution, the National Center of Research and the Congress Hall and Auditorium.
Burgos was founded in 884, and its historical heritage is always evident to the visitor. It is a monumental city, charming for the so typical Medieval Northern Castilian ambience. Together with the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there are some other important monuments such as the Cartuja de Miraflores or the Monastery of Las Huelgas. Burgos surely is a very attractive city for tourism.
The Arlanzón Valley has been an ideal setting for human settlers since the beginning of time, as evidenced by, the Atapuerca Archeological Site, considered the birthplace of the European. The human remains found in the area are over 800,000 years old. In this area, bordering the River, there used to be Pre-Roman settlements as well.