If you walk Sant Estaban street (this is the street you take to go to the castle) to the right you get to Arco de San Esteban (S. Estaban’s arch) , another old entrance to the city. And also will see some part of the old wall wich surrended the city.
Along Paseo de los Cubos you can walk along the wall wich is in very good conditions. Walk all along and you’ll get to Sant Martin’s gate. Pass under it and will see a monument dedicated to Cid. It’s said his house was there.
On the highest point of the city you find the castle, or better say, the remains of it. It was buit in the year 884. The walls are in good conditions. There are two kinf of tickets (2 and 3 euros). The 2 euros’s ticket just includes a walk in the are inside the walls. You can go to the towers and have Burgos at your feet. The 3 euro’s ticket includes also a visit to the small museum (there is a video that tells you the history of the castle) and you can see some objects. It also includes the visit the castle’s well which was built to provide the castle with water. That’s a guided visit and to get there you have to go under the earth through tunnels. For some moments you feels like a Jules Verne’s character.
Not too much remains of the city´s castle, it was destroyed by the French during the Spanish War of Independence (known as the Peninsula War to the British).
It is located a little apart from the city atop the steep hill behind the cathedral. It is a pleasant wall up to it and once there, there is an excellent mirador (panoramis viewpoint) which affords excellent views of the city cathedral and surrounding countryside and mountains. In my opinion it is well worth the 10 minute walk to the top just for this and would recommend it to all visitors.
Construction of the castle dates back to the founding of the city in the 10th century, when Diego Porcelas built it as a base, for pushing the muslims out of the area to the south. It was added to and modified many times subsequently.
Another point of interest, England´s Edward I travelled here in 1254 for an arranged married to Eleanor of Castille.
It is open daily and entrance is free.
Another of the arches originally in the city walls, this arch still has substantial amounts of the wall still intact. It was built in the 14th century in the Mudéjar style, a muslim style used by the christians and often using muslim artisans. The gateway was originally used for the monarchs and important visitors to the city. It is flanked by two defensive towers. King Alfonso X originally ordered its construction.
the puerta de san pablo is the main bridge to the old quarter of burgos. this beautiful bridge is lined with statues of christian knights and churchmen.