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Burgos Spain Travel Guide
The Burgos Spain Travel Guide explores the lovely northern Spanish including things to see and do, how to get there and more.
Burgos is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and Leon in the North West of the country. First established in 884 Burgos became a powerful and important trade and political city before it slipped into decline in the late 16th century. The city was revitalized in the 18th century by Charles III before falling to the French in 1808 and the British in 1813. In July 1936 Burgos became the official seat of Franco’s Nationalist government during the Spanish civil war and was a base for campaigns against Madrid and the Basque states.
Today Burgos is a lively agricultural centre with a beautifully restored old town. It is definitely worth spending time in this lovely city.
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Things To See & Do In Burgos Spain
Cathedral of Saint Mary - Burgos Spain Travel Guide
Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos (Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María de Burgos) – Burgos Spain Travel Guide
Arco de Santa María Burgos - Burgos Spain Travel Guide
Arco de Santa María Burgos – Burgos Spain Travel Guide
Explore The Old Centre - Burgos Spain Travel Guide
Explore the Old Centre – Burgos Spain Travel Guide
Burgos has a wonderful old town centre with cobbled streets and lively plazas which are the perfect place for an evening tipple. The old town centre has a plethora of bars and restaurants serving delicious tapa and larger raciones along with local wines. Dotted throughout the old town are statues and sculptures making it an interesting place to wander. Head to the busy Plaza Major to experience a Spainish town in all its glory.
Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago
The Camino di Santiago is a number of pilgrim routes that all lead to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Burgos is on the most popular route of Camino Frances and is an excellent place to stop and spend a day or so before continuing on the route. Burgos is well set up for pilgrims and offers accommodation and food deals.
The Camino has become incredibly popular in the past decade attracting pilgrims from all over the world.
Tapa are tasty treats usually served as a snack with a drink and can be found across Spain. The Tapa in Burgos does not disappoint with every type of tapa being available from very simple through to elaborate and decedent. Head to Calle San Lorenzo of Plaza Major to and eat at Casa Pancho which feels like it has been there forever, or the more up market Los Herrenos.
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