Founded in the year 884 by
count Diego Rodríguez Porcelos, during the reign of
Alfonso III, the city of Burgos still keeps the distinctive
features set by its founders. Throughout the city you will
find hidden spots, squares and roads in a singular environment
of outstanding beauty, not only due to its monuments but also
to the beautiful parks inviting to take a walk around Burgos
and enjoy its multiple charms.
From the Castillo hill, privileged viewpoint of the city,
Burgos seems at touching distance, showing the mixture of
the old neighbourhoods and the singular view of the Cathedral,
displaying before you all its greatness and charm of small
stone towers and chapitels, reaching to the pure blue skies
Around it, the gothic churches of San Esteban, San Gil, San
Nicolas and Santa Agueda; San Lesmes a bit further; in the
outskirts of town, the splendid group of the Real Monasterio
de las Huelgas and, to the distance, like lost among pine
trees, the Cartuja de Miraflores.
Places of interest:
One of the most beautiful monuments
of the gothic art and declared World Heritage in 1984.
Apart from a monument, the cathedral is a live temple,
dedicated to cult and prayer, which throughout history
has welcomed the artistic currents of each time, to dignify
the ceremonies, the worship of God and the christian life.
has been a great settlement full of life for more than
a million years. On its beautiful sceneries, our ancestors
heidelbergensis, neanderthals and sapiens have strolled,
eaten,slept, harvested and hunted. Horses, rinhoceros,
buffalos, fallow deers, wild boars, deers, bears, tigers,
linxes and lions have shared riversides and woods of
savins,oaks, holm oaks, chestnuts, birches, beeches,
of modern art (MMA)
CAB is a newly
constructed building, located near San Esteban gothic
church. It features the Caja de Burgos Collection and
a varied program of exhibitions which glances through
the current art movements and trends.
Festivities of interest:
of San Pedro and San Pablo. End of June
During the Celebrations
of San Pedro and San Pablo, which last around 7 to 10
days, the city is transformed and embellished presenting
many cultural and festive events in the streets, many
of these following ancient traditions.