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Burgos Spain




Burgos Spain was the heart of the Kingdom of Castille and the birthplace of the 11 th century Location - The coordinates of Burgos Spain are 42° 21' 0" N ; 3° 42' 0" W.

Reaching there - The northwestern city of Burgos Spain can be easily reached by flying from any national or international destination, to the Madrid Barajas Airport on A1 highway from Madrid , and Leon is to the west on the A-231 highway.

Other airports for travelers heading to Burgos are the Bordeaux Airport and the Toulouse Blagnac Airport, both of which are across the border in France.

Sightseeing - The main interest round this city is of historical nature. The following are the tourist attractions:
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria
  • Cartuja de Miraflores
  • Monasterio de las Huelgas
  • Casa del Cordon
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca

The city's remarkable Gothic cathedral is a building of extraordinary beauty , and one of the country's largest and contains the tomb of 'El Cid' .The Old city maintains Renaissance churches and palaces which are worth a visit as also the San Millan Suso and Yuso monasteries . There is a totally different attraction about 15km east of Burgos- the Atapuerta archeological site , containing prehistoric tools and bones of the earliest humans in Europe, living some 800,000 years ago.

Accommodations - Burgos Spain provides a range of accommodation both for the budget traveler and the luxury brigade.

Other features - The best way to move around in this city is to rent a car and one has to be of 21 years to drive and less than 25 years may have to pay a little more for driving permits here.

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