Things to do in Burgos

Top Things to Do in Burgos

Things to Do in Burgos

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  • Wizardblue14
    Northampton, UK179 contributions
    One of the best and interesting Cathedrals I have been in. I have to add that youreally need a good guide to bring it to life and we had the best.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • northwalesnaturist
    Anglesey, UK1,194 contributions
    We spent an hour and a half here. Interesting in contents. Several predecessors of Homo Sapiens unknown to us - and my husband has studied a bit of anthropology.

    Some exhibits somewhat basic and clearly they needed to fill a big building.

    Entry fee €6 and very reasonable.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines813 contributions
    Lovely walk from the Cathedral area to this monastery, which can only be visited through a one-hour guided tour, but the tour ends at the Museo de Ricas Telas and you can explore it at your leisure (photography not allowed). Entrance is EUR 6 and open 1000-1300 and 1600-1730. Photography not allowed in the interior areas.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines813 contributions
    This monastery can be visited for free, but is a bit far from the cathedral area -- you can either walk or take a taxi to go there and back. There are no taxi queues in the area though so you have to call one to go back. Open from 1015-1500 and 1600-1800. Must see is the elaborate star shaped tomb of King Juan of Castile and his wife Isabel of Portugal, carved by Gil Siloé. There is also a peaceful fishpond near the entrance for reflecting.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,488 contributions
    Although not quite as grand or dramatic as some other towns and cities (apart from the fabulous cathedral of course) the old town area of Burgos is a pleasant place to wander around. There are several interesting old churches (no surprise there) as well as little, narrow streets with a good selection of shops, cafes and bars.
    This is our first visit to Burgos and we like it, the only negative being the amount of mindless graffiti that seems to be everywhere.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,488 contributions
    Approached via the attractive Puente de Santa Maria the Arco de Santa Maria is an impressive piece of ornate architecture. Certainly one of the most photographed places in Burgos.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,488 contributions
    This lovely esplanade connects with other walkways along the riverside and together they provide an excellent place for a decent walk or stroll. In the part of the promenade I particularly liked the splendid topiary.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,154 contributions
    The mirador is a must and was recommended to me by all people from Burgos! The climb was easy with some stairs, so nothing very adventurous! Great views.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines813 contributions
    This 15th c. Gothic church has a monumental limestone altarpiece that is a must see. Entrance is EUR 1.50 for pilgrims, don't forget to pay the old man by the doorway!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • PeterGarrett78
    Driffield, UK1,673 contributions
    The site itself is still filled with military earth works and field fortifications, quite often you can be walking beside a ‘mound’ of earth and think that it’s a natural feature. In fact these are defences built up by the French military around 1805-1809 during the Peninsular war. The Duke of Wellington tried unsuccessfully to siege the castle making a few attempts all ending in failure.

    The castle that sits on the site now is a fake built around the 1980’s for tourists but it does sit on the site of the original castle of the time, there are still some original stone works to be seen and the field fortifications are original; now covered in trees they would have been devoid of any vegetation at the time.

    The views out over the city of Burgos are decent, there is a seasonal cafe and loos on the site with plenty of information boards too.

    Despite the current castle being a fake the site is well worth a visit for the amount of genuine and authentic information you will get from it. It’s also a decent walk around the site too. It’s one of the only places in Europe where you can see the remains of a genuine breach of a castles walls as the French failed to fill one of the breaches in.

    Standing at the bottom you can only imagine how devastating it would have been for Wellington’s men to attempt to advance into the castle whilst under murderous fire and constant attack.
    Written 13 November 2019
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,488 contributions
    This is a very pleasant place to take a stroll and connects with other walkways along the riverside. The only disappointing aspect was the amount of mindless graffiti that seemed to be everywhere - even on the stones of the lovely old stone bridge.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Temper43 - Alfredo
    Panama City, Panama1,285 contributions
    it was here that Columbus met the Spanish Kings upon his return from the second trip to the Americas, I could not visit inside in my visit but just admiring it from the outside is well worth and admire the Cordon above the entrance.
    Written 11 October 2019
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  • John F
    Newark-on-Trent, UK597 contributions
    This chapel can only be accessed once you have paid to visit the cathedral. It’s most interesting aspect for me was to show how the architect of the time dealt with building this chapel on the side of the cathedral but within a hillside.
    Written 5 October 2019
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia22,930 contributions
    Like many squares in Spain, this one is called the Main square (Plaza Mayor) also. And the main thing in the middle ages in the city was the market. Like everywhere this square in Burgos in the form of an irregular polygon was first a commercial area. Then the merchants entered the square and traded directly from their carts. In 1791, the final introduction of the Plaza Mayor as the administrative center of the city of Burgos took place. The wagon shops and the adjacent wall were demolished. New buildings with arches were erected. Some of them are still standing successfully combined with new buildings built later. There is no dissonance between the old and the new. Even the town Hall built in 1230 doesn`t stand out in size as it usually does. The statue of Spanish king Carlos III is located in front of the Town hall. Carlos justifies his number by the fact that the Spanish throne is the third one for him. He was Charles I in Parma, Charles VII in Naples and Sicily, and finally Charles III in Spain. Unlike his predecessors, the Spanish Bourbons, this king was filled with sensible politics. Plaza Mayor demonstrates one of his achievements - it is beautifully paved with tiles, which is associated with his name. In addition to walking, you can make shopping in several. And, of course, you can drink coffee or a glass of cold vino blanco in the cafe.
    Written 29 April 2020
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  • icanogar
    3 contributions
    It's a cosy museum in a Rennaisance complex with tons of archaeological fonds and Christian/Catholic art plus some XIX-XX paintings. Most of the panels are written in Spanish, so you will probably miss some informations if you cannot read it. But entrance is just 1 euro, so worth visiting.
    Written 20 August 2021
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