One for next time, Burgos, Spain

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A fleeting visit

Before we finalised our 9th destination of Logroño in La Rioja, for our 2016 Spanish road trip. We were also toying with staying at Burgos in Castile y León.

The Cathedral in Burgos, Spain

We chose Logroño for its tapas and Rioja wine, but not to feel left out on our way to Santander we visited Burgos.

In the brief time that we were in Burgos we felt that more time should certainly be dedicated to this place, particularly it’s amazing cathedral.

Just to give you a taster, here are a few shots we took whilst strolling around.

A helpful guide

I love nothing more than planning a trip and so often I use the DK Eyewitness books.  I find them extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.

We used this version of the book to plan the northern part of our Spanish road trips.

Our Lady of Burgos

The Cathedral at Burgos was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

The construction of this magnificent Gothic cathedral started in the 13th century, but was not completed until the 15th and 16th centuries.

The Cathedral in Burgos, Spain

Halt who goes there?

The Arco de Santa María, Burgos, Spain

The elegant 14th-century city gate Arco de Santa María, was once the main gate of the old city. It looks down upon the lovely pedestrianised Puente de Santa María which spans River Arlanzón.

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Along the banks of the River Arlanzón is Paseo del Espolón, which is a charming tree-lined promenade.
The Spanish certainly know how to create delightful parks to shade themselves from the warm summer months.

"La Rojigualda"  

Slowly meandering through the Medieval lanes its lovely when you turn a corner and stumble across another traditional plaza or courtyard.

Spanish Bunting, Burgos, Spain

A little bit of history

The early 14th century former Catholic Church of San Esteban, is now the Museo del Retablo which is located in a tranquil courtyard, just adjacent to Burgos castle.

The doorway to Iglesia de San Esteban, Burgos, Spain
Iglesia de San Esteban, Burgos, Spain

Just a few steps away from the River Arlanzón by Puente de San Pablo, is a monument dedicated to El Cid, a famous son from the town of Vivar, just a few miles north of Burgos.

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Eye-catching art

Like other Spanish towns and cities, we have seen some wonderful sculptures & street art. Burgos was no different, with some lovely bronzes rubbed for luck by passersby.

The amazing door of Salon de Recreo was originally made in 1904 and continually gets restored to keep it look as striking as it does today.

Who knew?

Whilst strolling the streets and lanes of Burgos we came across an outdoor escalator, right in the middle of town - Yes an escalator.
How bizarre, I was just so surprised and didn’t expect it in a Medieval town.

Have You?

Visited, or stayed at Burgos? Let us know if you can give us any tips on Burgos, for when we return again.

Inspired to visit Burgos?

We are and will explore it further on our next road trip to Spain.

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One for next time, Burgos, Spain

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