12. From San Juan de Ortega to Burgos

There are more routes leading from San Juan de Ortega to Burgos but the most popular one passes through Agés. In this village, you will find the beautiful Iglesia de Santa Eulalia where the remains of King Garcia de Navarre were originally stored.

After you leave Agés you will walk two more kilometers until you reach the next village, Atapuerca, where the Iglesia de San Martin is located. Just three kilometers away from this small village, 800,000-year-old human remains were discovered. These are the oldest human remains discovered in Europe!

Next, you will pass through the villages of Villalval, Cardenuela de Riopico, and Orbaneja, the latter has a very good café. From here on you will walk to Villafria which is a suburb of Burgos.

Burgos is a large city where you can see the walls of an old castle or the Museum of Human Evolution but the main attraction of the city is its magnificent Gothic cathedral! This magnificent building was built between the 13th and 16th centuries and dominates the whole city skyline. It is also the burial place of El Cid.
If you are following this stage from San Juan de Ortega to Burgos you will have to pass through the following: Agés, Atapuerca, Olmos de Atapuerca, Cardeñuela Riopico, Orbaneja Riopico, Villafría, Castañares, Fuentes Blancas and Burgos.

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