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Burgos is the second largest city after Valladolid in Castilla y Leon. As one of the most important community, Burgos is home to the headquarters of the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Castilla y Leon(High Courts of Justice of Castilla y León) and the Castilian and Leonese Institute of Language. Burgos is a historical town with a great artistic heritage.
The landscape of the province of Burgos breaks with the topic from a province of Castille flat and arid.
Canyons, rivers and green nature Burgos distinguishes from the others. This province also gave birth to the origins of Castilla y Leon and the Castilian language. Churches, chapels, monasteries, palaces, towers and castles from all eras and styles, Burgos is also ground to enjoy all of our senses.
The popular heritage treasured for centuries by the inhabitants of the province and which are good sample its rich traditions, songs, events, major festivals, and sometimes, the contrast of ancient forms of life have left a residue that confers a uniqueness to Burgos. Human activity has left the province of Burgos a profound and indelible prominent page of past and archeology. In
Sierra de Atapuerca Mountains, have appeared nearly one million years old remains, which has been considered the first European Homo ancestor. Burgos is one of the best places to forget the stress of the city life. Burgos in Spain is located 240km from Madrid and 122km from Valladolid.
Santa María la Mayor Cathedral: It´s construction started in 1221
following the French Gothic patrons and completed in 1260, although the construction continued until 1765 with important modifications in the XV and XVI century.
In 1984 was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is in central Burgos.
Arco de Santa Maria: One of the most important monuments of Burgos, this is one of the ancient twelve gates that accessed the city in the Middle Ages. Links the Santa Maria bridge on the River Arlanzón, with the Plaza de San Fernando(San Fernando Sq), where the cathedral stands.
Burgos Castle: Burgos castle is 75 m high above the city. Built in 884 by Count Diego Porcelos at the time of the spanish Reconquista.
Palacio de la Isla(Isla Palace): Located on Paseo de la Isla is considered a botanical garden was the residence of the Head of State during the civil war from 1936 to 1939. It has had many roles until it became the official headquarters of the Language Institute of Castilla y Leon
Burgos Museum: Burgos Museum has two units in two adjoining palaces of the sixteenth century, the Casa de Miranda and the House of Iñigo Angulo, forming a street block between Calera and Miranda streets. The Museum's collections are exclusively Burgos heritage, and show the historical and cultural evolution of the province.
Ebro Canyon, Burgos: This is one of the most popular routes in the province of Burgos in Castilla León, and one of its most beautiful natural areas. A spectacular canyon with a great ecological value where we can make routes on foot or by bike which will surprise us.
From the spanish village of Valdelateja we can start the route of the Ebro´s Grand Canyon. A total of 15 kms and a six hour walk, through well-marked trails where you can discover the unique landscape of this region of Spain which is enriched by the heritage of two important and picturesque villages: Pesquera de Ebro and Cortiguera.
Covarrubias: Covarrubias is a village in the Shire of Arlanza, is one of the best examples and heritage jewel of popular architecture of Castile. The entire town is a museum of popular architecture, such as the Plaza de Doña Urraca and Plaza de Doña Sancha. Covarrubias is 43km drive south of Burgos.
Sierra de Atapuerca: The Atapuerca Mountain Range it´s north of Ibeas de Juarros, in the province of Burgos. There´s been important archeological findings and the place was declared National Natural Heritage.
Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas Monastery:
The monastery was founded in 1189 by King Alfonso VIII of Castile and is located west of the city of Burgos (Spain), somewhat removed from the river Arlanzón, on flat land which was formerly occupied by meadows and who was known as "Las Huelgas" .The Monastery is part of Historic Heritage of Castilla.
Aranda de Duero: Aranda it´s in the south of the province of Burgos, in
Castilla León. Historicaly Aranda it´s known for the treaty of Aranda in 1473, and the Aranda Plan in 1503, the oldest urban map of Spain, and the oldest cartographical document. You can see the heritage all along the town of Aranda del Duero, the Berdugo Palace, Saint Nicolás de Bari´s Church, and the 7km of underground cellars built between the 12th and 18th century, and the Tenerías Roman Bridge. Aranda de Duero it´s 79km from Burgos.
The countryside along Aranda will give us many choices, walking, biking, climbing with routes along the countryside of Burgos. Country Hotels and hotels are in town and in the outskirts.
Briviesca: Briviesca It´s north of the Province of Burgos,
half way between Burgos and Miranda del Ebro. It´s economy it´s based in agriculture and textiles. The monumental and religious heritage we can visit are the Santa Clara Monastery and the City Hall. Brivesca it´s a small town that can give you an insight of the rural areas of Castille and Burgos. It´s people are friendly, and there is some restaurant where we can try the local cuisine.
Burgos University: The University of Burgos was founded in 1994 as a division of the Valladolid University from a campus that was in the city of Burgos. Headquartered in the Hospital del Rey, located along the Camino de Santiago passing through Burgos, and was founded by Alfonso VIII in 1195. Burgos University has two campuses, San Amaro/Hospital del Rey to the west of the city of Burgos, and Rio Vena / Vigon, north of the city in the exit towards Cantabria.
Faculty of Science, Business and Economics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Polytechnic School, University School of Nursing, School of Labor Relations and School of Tourism. web
Burgos cuisine is made of those strong components, ie, meat and vegetable dishes mainly. The spanish sausage(morcilla) and Burgos cheese are known dishes in the city as in the province. Also roasted lamb, Castilian soup and beans or caparrones are other specialties of Burgos. But undoubtedly the most famous dish of the city is called "Olla Podrida", a stew made of beans, spanish sausage, chorizo, ribs, bacon and other pig meat products.
Burgos in Spain is a city of traditions, major processions throughout the year and major festivals nationally and internationally.
San Pedro and San Pablo: One of the most important events in Burgos, is held in June since medieval times as fair, with regional dances, fireworks, markets and tapas.
Folklore Festival of Burgos: Popular folklore, music, dance and world culture. web
Electrosonic Burgos: Music, art and electronic thoughts in August in Fuentes Blancas Natural Park, Burgos, web
International Choreography Competition. Dance in Burgos: Modern Dance Festival in Burgos, July and August. web
Sonorama Festival : One of the most important festivals of Castilla Leon. Music, films, shorts and independent philosophy. Held in August. web
Festival Mix. Sound and Audiovisual cocktails. sin web
Bus station: The bus station is located in Burgos Miranda Street, near the Old Quarter of the city and just meters away from the cathedral.
La estación de autobuses de Burgos se encuentra en la calle Miranda, cerca del Casco Histórico de la ciudad y a pocos metros de la catedrál.
Railway - trains in Burgos: Burgos train station Rosa de Lima is located northeast of the city, and connects Burgos with major cities and towns.
Airport: Burgos Airport is located about 4km from town in the district of Villafria. Connects with international and domestic destinations. There is a 24hr bus line which will take us to Plaza de España in the city centre.
Urban Transport-Bike lanes: Burgos has an extensive bus network which will take us anywhere in the city. It also has a network of cycle lanes and there is a public service of bicycle hire as well as in other Spanish cities.
Burgos Car Hire: With plenty pick up and drop off points through out the capital and province.