Burgos, located in the Castilla y León region of Spain, is a city rich in history and culture. It is in the Camino de Santiago. Here are some recommendations for places to visit and what to do in Burgos:
What to visit and do
Burgos Cathedral: This Gothic masterpiece is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-visit. Admire the stunning architecture, intricate carvings, and the beautiful chapels inside. The tomb of el Cid is in the center of the Cathedral.
Museum of Human Evolution: This museum showcases the fascinating history of human evolution, with a particular focus on the archaeological finds from the nearby Atapuerca archaeological site.
Arco de Santa María: This medieval gate is an iconic symbol of the city. It’s located near the Cathedral and offers great views of the historic center.
Monasterio de las Huelgas (Church Santa María la Real de las Huelgas): Explore this Cistercian monastery with its Gothic and Romanesque architecture. The monastery has a rich history and houses the tombs of several medieval queens. Have a look inside at the Museo de Ricas Telas.
Mirador del Castillo: Enjoy panoramic views of Burgos from this viewpoint near the Burgos castle. It’s a great spot for taking photos and appreciating the cityscape.
Casa del Cordón: Visit this Renaissance palace, known for its impressive façade and historical significance. It has been the residence of royalty and notable figures throughout history.
Paseo del Espolón: Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Arlanzón River in this picturesque park. It’s a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Plaza Mayor: Explore the main square of Burgos, surrounded by charming buildings and lively cafes. It’s a great place to soak up the local atmosphere.
- Cartuja de Miraflores: With a very impressive Gothic architecture and rich history.
- Iglesia de san Nicolás:
Try local cuisine: Don’t miss the opportunity to savor the delicious Castilian cuisine. Try the famous “morcilla” (blood sausage), roast lamb, and local cheeses.
Nightlife in Burgos: Experience the vibrant nightlife in the city. Many bars and clubs come alive in the evenings, especially around the Plaza Mayor and nearby streets
As a summary:
These are just a few suggestions to get you started on your visit to Burgos. The city has a lot to offer in terms of history, architecture, and local culture, making it a wonderful destination for travelers.
To arrive in Burgos from Madris you cross the Ribera del Duero Region. You might stop in one of its wineries on the way, Or even make a stop in Santo Domingo de Silos (in there you can have the experience to listen to Gregorian music)
Are you interested in taking a guided tour of Burgos from Madrid? Get in touch.