Located in the heart of Sierra de Atapuerca, this Center is an old mining restored for tourism, leisure, culture and research. It has more than 200 visitable meters of underground galleries that allow transporting ourselves to the past.

A small permanent exhibition has been set up inside the mine, called ‘THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH’. This exhibition provides a simple yet clear overview of the history of mining in Spain, providing an insight into this activity in the province of Burgos and the Atapuerca region, dating from the New Stone Age to the present day, yet without forgetting the global nature of the world we live in today.

The information is presented on special translucent canvases backed up by 6 display cabinets containing minerals and rocks from some of Spain’s historic mines and several that remain active today.


Pza. Sta Bárbara s/n. Olmos de Atapuerca (Atapuerca). 09199 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 400 642

Email: minaesperanza@visitasatapuerca.com

Website: http://www.minaesperanza.com

More information

Ayuntamiento of Atapuerca


Municipality of Atapuerca. Burgos.

Teléfono: 947 430 435 / 947 430 435

Email: ayto@atapuerca.es

Página Web: http://www.atapuerca.es

Tourist Office Regional of Burgos


Pza. Alonso Martínez, 7. Burgos. 09003 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 203 125

Fax: 947 276 529

Email: oficinadeturismodeburgos@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Saturdays and sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
  • Monday to friday: book visit in advance


  • General: 8 €
  • Reduced: 5 €