Cayac - Ibeas de Juarros

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CAYAC - Archaeological Site Access Centre-Ibeas de Juarros

Inaugurated in March of 2012, this center is another access point for the Atapuerca Mountain Archaeological Site. The building is considered a meeting and informational exchange point. Guided visits to the Archaeological Site depart from this building. The Archaeological Site Access Centre is sorrounded by world heritage treasures: The Sierra de Atapuerca Sites and the St. James' Way.



The best way to get to the visitor center is by private car. To get to Ibeas de Juarros it's necessary to take the N-120 toward Burgos-Logroño. The center is found just past the village of Ibeas de Juarros when driving toward Logroño, just next to the National 120.




The exterior zone is a large porch that looks out at the landscape through the glazed frontage, with views of the Sierra in all its splendour


This building is a transparent rectangular volume with several heights.

On the ground floor you will find:

  • Visitor reception area, with all the information necessary to get the most out of your visit to the Sites, the Archaeological Park and the Museum of Human Evolution. Buses for the guided tours of the Sites leave from CAYAK.
  • Workshop and classroom zone.
  • Café (vending).
  • Specialist shop with gifts and publications about the Sierra discoveries.

Inside CAYAC there is an exhibition on the history of the Earth, its geological formations and the environs of the Atapuerca sites.

On the lower level, another exhibition explains why the construction of the mining railway was so important for the development of this district and the Atapuerca sites, as well as an audiovisual presentation that is bound to make you fall in love with the beauty of the Sierra de la Demanda greenway.