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Address: Cerro de San Miguel, Burgos, Spain
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+34 947 28 88 74

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You can enjoy It but if you lack a bit of time... There are other alternativas like Cathedral, Huelgas ... That are more impressive. Castle is half ruined and you need a bit of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can enjoy It but if you lack a bit of time... There are other alternativas like Cathedral, Huelgas ... That are more impressive. Castle is half ruined and you need a bit of imagination to get the full-picture

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Carnac, France
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If the Well tour isn't running (it wasn't and we didn't find out till after we paid and went in) there isn't much there. The "museum" has many glass cases, 3/4 of which are completely empty. You can look at a few bits of wall, read some interpretive signs & leave. It has good views of the city but you... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

As a retired person the entry is great value. There are great views from the battlements though there isn't a lot of the castle left after being blown up in the past. The underground visit is interesting (and cool when hot outside). You go down tunnels built to try to intercept people from the town who were digging under the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The remains of the castle is on a hill overlooking the city. It is a bit of a hike up there on a hot day but good views over the city. Not an enormous amount of the castle left other than the walls as the French blew it up during the Napolionic Wars. They have made a good go at... More 

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Taree, Australia
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530 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Located in the historic centre of Burgos, the Castillo and Cathedral form the major historic sites of this city. They are both well preserved and it is possible to walk around to view the various historic items. Many of the information signs are in English as well as Spanish.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Visited again recently. Although a ruin it is an interesting castle that offers great views over Burgos and the surrounding area.

Thank JCT61
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

First, please note that "Castillo" here means fort, rather than "castle". Visiting the Castillo is the best way to learn about the fascinating history of this important city. The Castillo was established during the Spanish war to reconquer the peninsula from the Moors as part of an effort to repopulate this newly reconquered territory with Christians. The city of Burgos... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The castle itself is quite average, usual Spanish reconstructed castle with good walkways around giving great views of the town. However if you pay a higher entry fee (€3.70 rather than €2) you get to go on a guided walk underground. The castle has an enormously deep well, and underground passages were dug to clean / protect the well. To... More 

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Fuentes de Andalucia, Spain
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A very steep walk up to the Castle from Burgos,time for a rest reaching the view point looking over the town,showing the town is in a bowl shape and does not sprawl into the countryside.We countinued up to the Castle main gate,only to be turned away by the police as the Castle was shut due to a forthcoming event.We were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

It is certainly not worth visting Burgos for the castle or the view, but if you want to walk off a long slow walk round the cathedral with the audio tour, then do walk up to the Mirador. At least it is free. You realise how enclosed by countryside Burgos is. I only took one photograph and I will attach... More 

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