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Museo de la Evolucion Humana

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Address: Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca s/n, 09002 Burgos, Spain
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Very well conceived museum. Tells the history of human evolution based on the findings of Atapuerca. It is very hands on knowledge that explains the work of the archeologist in a... read more

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well conceived museum. Tells the history of human evolution based on the findings of Atapuerca. It is very hands on knowledge that explains the work of the archeologist in a simple plain language that gets you inside all the work being done. The information is very good and some of the objects amazing. Don't miss it if you go... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the museum on a free afternoon. Depending on how interested you are in history and evolution will determine how much you will enjoy this museum. I don't know if my interest is high enough to have paid full price for admission but it was interesting enough for free.

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Thank derrick31310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well paid out from basement to top floor and very easy to navigate and understand the evolution particularly of man.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum mostly because it serves the function that any museum should fulfill which is to entertain and educate the public. In other words, while in other museums you feel like an intruder, in the Museo de la Evolucion Humana you notice from the very beginning that you are in a visitor-friendly place. In fact, the whole purpose of... More 

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Madisonville, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this museum to us for a free afternoon. It contained lots of archeological exhibits and great reproductions.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Very well presented overview of important finds from excavations at Atapuerca. Hominin evolution and paleolithic tool usage fascinate me so the detailed exhihibits covering the cave discoveries kept me riveted for several hours much to my wifes' chagrin. Cheap at 6 euros but don't expect the usual puerile museum pablum. The place requires literacy and topical interest. Children will get... More 

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Fuengirola, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I found the first two floors the most interesting - informative explanations of the discoveries in the World Heritage Site of nearby Atapuerca and the development of human evolution. Information on first two floors in both Spanish and English...English translations seemed to disappear on the upper floors for most of the exhibits.

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Mosselbaai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nice explanation about the origin of the homo sapiens. Based on excavations not to far from Burgos. A must! But the higher the floor the less interesting!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The architecture alone lends such a wonderful contrast the the old city of Burgos. The exhibit design was very well done - it dealt with a lot of information while not loosing the visual & interactive components.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice and would come again- fascinating but frankly I'd go through the bottom bit quickly as the top floors are most interesting and informative-specially liked the display about the human brain- good to combine with a visit to Atapuerca or after reading Sapiens!

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