The provincial capital of Castilla y León in the north of Spain, Burgos sits along the famous Camino de Santiago route. A medieval city, it’s littered with magnificent structures such as cathedrals, churches, old city gates, and castles. It also has a number of excellent museums. Here are our top things to do and see in the city.
Reigning over the city, as if atop a throne, is Burgos Castle. The original structure and fortifications date back to the 9th century; however, since then, it has been rebuilt many times – once after a fire in 1736 and again after it was destroyed by Napoleon’s army in 1813. Inside there is a small museum, and outside offers some of the most spectacular city views.
Castillo de Burgos, Cerro de San Miguel, Burgos, Spain, +34 947 28 88 74
The main gate to the old city of Burgos was once part of the 14th-century walls and is a spectacular sight, decorated with statues of kings and noblemen. Occasionally you can go inside when it hosts a temporary exhibition, but it’s best admired from the outside.
Arco de Santa Maria , Plaza Rey San Fernando, Burgos, Spain, +34 947 28 88 68