Burgos Travel Guide

  • Cathedral of Burgos - Westside.
    Cathedral of Burgos - Westside.
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    Mystery structure
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    Burgos Cathedral
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Burgos Highlights

  • Pro
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     Monuments, history, culture, archaeology... 

  • Con
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     few options for hostels, small assortment of food, everything is closed sundays and during siesta 

  • In a nutshell
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     Burgos is not only a cathedral! 

Burgos Things to Do

  • Churches, others

    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers. The church itself has three naves...

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  • Monastery of Miraflores

    Monastery Cartuja de Santa María de Miraflores is still active and belongs to me monks of the Order of Carthusians. That order was founded by the followers of Saint Bruno of Cologne (1030-1101). These monks have very strict statute and rules and they still practice the meditation and introspection. This explains why they these monks are not eager...

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  • Cathedral

    La Sacristía Mayor acaba de ser restaurada Contrasta su estilo barroco rococó con el del resto de la catedral Tiene una cúpula elíptica de seis gajos y linterna así como una abigarrada decoración, y está dedicada al tema de la Coronación de la Virgen como Reina del Cielo The sacristy has just been restored The rococo-baroque style contrasts...

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  • El Cid

    I will no repeat who was Rodrigo Díaz. This is just to say that the bronze equestrian statue of El Cid was sculpted by Juan Cristóbal González Quesada who was well known friend of the Soviet Union. Monument itself was raised here in Burgos in 1955 in the presence of Caudilo of Spain General Don Francisco Franco e Bahamonde. Monument is funny...

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  • Places & Streets

    If you go along San Francisco Street you will unavoidably pass by the ruins of San Francisco Monastery. Unfortunately only main facade survived. All other parts are adds built in XX century where the Diocesan Benevolent service is situated. Anyway you will be able to enjoy excellent gothic architecture.

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  • Casa del Cordon

    The Palace of the Constables of Castile, popularly known as Casa del Cordón (The house of the cord), is a palace from the XV century that was built in the old part of Burgos. Its founder was the Constable of Castille, don Pedro de Velasco. A strong mansion flanked by two towers crowned by a cresting. Inside, we should highlight the courtyard with...

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  • Castle, Walls & Gates

    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.

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  • Arco de Santa Maria

    At the near end of the Paseo, opposite the Puente de Santa María (Bridge of Saint Mary), is the Arco de Santa María. This gate tower was originally built XIV century and rebuilt in 1552. It was twice taller four hundred years ago. This massive town gate is flanked by two semicircular towers, best seen from the bridge of Santa Maria over the...

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  • Monastery of Las Huelgas

    The name "Monasterio de las Huelgas" sounded somewhat odd to me as "huelga" in modern Spanish means strike (I had experienced a national huelga = general strike on a previous trip to Spain!). In the middle ages "huelgas" was meaning rest, leisure; before the monastery there was here a royal leisure residence from where the name. The monastery was...

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  • Iglesia de San Gil.

    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers. The church itself has three naves...

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  • Iglesia de San Gil. Interiors

    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers. The church itself has three naves...

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  • Iglesia de San Gil. High Altar

    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers. The church itself has three naves...

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Burgos Restaurants

  • Meson Burgos

    A small tapas bar located near the cathedral. Popular with locals and not too many tourists visiting. It was quite full, which is normally a good indication of good local food. I was recommended to try Patatas Bravas, this is supposedly the best place in Spain to try them. Small fried potatoes covered in a spicy sauce. I was not disappinted, I...

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  • Bus Station Cafe

    Travelling by bus from Madrid to Bilbao/Vitoria the driver stops for a while at Burgos bus station. There you have 20 minutes time to have snacks or a glass of vino.

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  • Bar on top of mountain

    This bar -- Buenas Noches Burgos--- sits atop a 'hill' near the midieval part of the city. If you go there at night, (you will have to walk up the mountain, but there is a road), you can have some nice drinks (cerveza, cuba libre, whatever you want...) with a great view of the lit up city. a nice view of the catedral as well. it also has a lot of...

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Burgos Nightlife

  • Un autentico bar alternativo y cultural

    es un bar que se Inauguro en 2011 y ha revolucionado la cultura alternativa de la ciudad , echo y decorado con materiales reciclados este local es el referente actual para la juventud alternativa , los turistas inquietos y los estudiantes de intercambio , aparte de su clientela natural y de barrio , que hace que sea el local mas social de la ciudad...

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  • Another Successful Quest!

    We wandered around Burgos wondering where the nightlife was. We found it. It was in and around Calle La Puebla.

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  • The Search for Mushrooms

    As our two week trek through Northern Spain was coming to an end, Julie realized that we hadn't yet had any mushroom tapas. Surely, this would be a crime. And so on a rainy night in Burgos we scoured the city for them.We scored at Meson Burgos! We not only had them al ajillo, but some giant stuffed caps. Those were amazing. We were happy.

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Burgos Transportation

  • Bus from Santander to Burgos

    For anyone coming to Spain and using the ferry, the bus down to Burgos is cheap and easy, going through the beautiful Cantabrian countryside. Price (October 2006) 10.12€ one way. Company is Continental Auto, times are:Burgos to Santander10.30, 16.00, 22.00 and 3.15Santander to Burgos8.00, 10.30, 16.30, 19.00, 0.30. But check for holidays, weekends,...

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  • Living it up on the bus

    Ok, bit of an exaggeration but you can get a Gran Clase bus service between Santander and Madrid via Burgos. Cost between Burgos and Madrid is around 22€ instead of the normal 15€ (approx). For which you get loads of space ie three seats across the bus not four. Endless (soft) drinks and/or tea and coffee, newspapers, and a ghastly snack. I...

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  • Continental Auto From Madrid

    There is a regular bus service from Madrid: Continental Auto; you can take the bus at Intercambiador Avenida América (Metro Avenida de América). Hay un servicio regular de buses desde Madrid: Continental Auto; puedes tomar el bus en Intercambiador Avenida América (Metro Avenida de América).

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Burgos Local Customs

  • El Cid - Mito o leyenda - Myth or legend

    Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar conocido como "El Cid Campeador " vivió en el siglo XI , nació cerca de Burgos y está enterrado en la catedral junto a su esposa Da. Jimena .En 1207 se escribió el Cantar de Mio Cid en el que se mezclan hechos reales con hazañas épicas que dieron origen a la leyenda del Cid En 1961 Charlton Heston y Sofía Loren interpretaron a...

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  • Los Gigantillos / The Small Giants

    En las fiestas de Burgos , desde hace siglos , pasean por sus calles los Gigantones y los Gigantillos y los estos últimos han pasado a ser la imágen representativa de Burgos El Gigantillo , representa al alcalde pasea muy serio y lleva una capa parda , faja roja, “sombrero castellano ” y una vara que representa su autoridad.La Gigantilla que...

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Burgos Warnings and Dangers

  • PAVEMENT

    Burgos is a city to walk so you’d better take comfortable shoes since the paviment isn’t smooth at all.

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  • Tourist Info

    There are at least two Tourist Information Offices in Burgos: one close to San Pablo Bridge, nearby Principal Theatre (Paseo del Espolón) and the other one at Alonso Martínez Square. The matter is that both offices are closed from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, so you have to go before the nap or after it!Hay al menos dos Oficinas de Información Turística en...

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Burgos Tourist Traps

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    by yozza2005 Written Sep 14, 2007

    Beware of using the Camino 'shops' near the Cathedral. Heavily overpriced goods, attempting to rip off the Pilgrims.

    Unique Suggestions: Browse the shops, but don't buy. You'll get what you want 5minutes along the Camino at half the price.

    Fun Alternatives: Visit shops on the outskirts of Burgos.

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Burgos Off The Beaten Path

  • Outside Burgos

    No se si es este el sitio más indicado para poner aquí este comentario , pero quiero hablar un poco sobre "Las Edades del Hombre" En Castilla León , todos los años , de primavera al otoño , en una ciudad de Castilla, que tiene una gran herencia artística religiosa, se hace una exposición sobre un tema determinado y se presentan obras de arte de...

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  • Inside Burgos

    This very realistic monument shows the police officer performing his duty of traffic-controller. Unfortunately I failed to find any information on the monument and its authors. You can easily find that statues at Plaza de la Vega, Burgos.

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  • Police officer monument

    This very realistic monument shows the police officer performing his duty of traffic-controller. Unfortunately I failed to find any information on the monument and its authors. You can easily find that statues at Plaza de la Vega, Burgos.

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Burgos Favorites

  • Símbolos - Symbols

    En las tumbas yacentes de los reyes , nobles y religiosos se ven a los pies de ellos algunas figuras que tienen los siguientes significados .Un perro la fidelidad Los pajes expresan el dolor de la familiaLos leones pueden ser símbolos de realeza o de la fortalezaNota: Las tumbas de las fotos están en la Catedral de Burgos In the recumbent tombs of...

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  • Burgos 2016

    Burgos is vying for the title of a European Capital of Culture, in 2016. They have my support. How about you?

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  • Kodak Moment

    Every tourist knows a Kodak monent when he sees it. This is one of the, So many people have sat beside this statue and touched. You can see the wear and tear, especially on the knees.

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Iglesia de San Gil. Holy Cross & other Chapels
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Iglesia de San Gil. Nativity Chapel
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Iglesia de San Gil. Good Morning Chapel
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Iglesia de San Gil. Tombs
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Iglesia de San Lesmes
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Iglesia de San Lesmes. Jubilee doors.
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Iglesia de San Lesmes. Interiors.
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Iglesia de San Lesmes. Southern Nave.
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Curch of San Lesmes. Tomb of the Saint.
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Ruins of San Francisco Monastery
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Ruins of San Francisco Church
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Arco de Santa Maria
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Casa del Cordón
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Municipal Museum in former Monastery of San Juan
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Cartuja de Santa María de Miraflores
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Church of Monastery
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Interiors & Flemish Triptych
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Interiors
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Stained-glass windows
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Heaven Gate & Outer Choirs
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Inner Choirs
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Sepulcher of King Juan II and Queen Isabel
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High Altar
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High Altar/Details
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Sepulcher of Don Alfonso/Decorative elements
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Sepulcher of Don Alfonso
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The Cartuja de Miraflores/Museum
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The Cartuja de Miraflores/Museum II
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Monasterio de las Huelgas
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El Cid Compeador
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Church of Saints Cosma and Damian
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Monument to the Great citizens of Burgos.
Off The Beaten Path
Monument to Count Diego de Porcelos
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Church of San Esteban.
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The Altarpiece Museum. Church of San Esteban
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La Sacristía Mayor - The Main Sacristy
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Capilla del Condestable - Constable Chapel
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PULCHRA ES ET DECORA
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La escalera dorada - The golden staircase
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El Papamoscas - The flies eater
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