The festival is the recreation of a historical event currently taking place on the hillside of the church of San Martín, Atapuerca municipality, near the Camino de Santiago, in a free outdoor show.

The development of the feast is a staging of a historical event, which took place on September 1, 1054, the Battle of Atapuerca, between the kings and brothers, Fernando I, King of León and Count of Castilla, and García III, King of Navarra. Atapuerca was in the territorial limits of the kingdoms of Navarra and León.

The outcome of the battle, with the victory of Fernando I and in which King García III died, was the first foundation for the birth of the kingdom of Castilla.

General information

General information:
Castilla y León Tourist Interest
The penultimate Sunday of August
Kind of Festivity:


Asociación Amigos de Atapuerca. C/ Las Escuelas, s/n. Atapuerca. 09199 Burgos.

Telephone: 687 793 139



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Oficina de Turismo of Atapuerca


Plaza Pablo García Virumbrales, s/n. Atapuerca. 09199 Burgos.

Teléfono: 947 430 435


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Tourist Office Regional of Burgos


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

Telephone: 947 203 125

Fax: 947 276 529