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About Burgos

Burgos is best known for its amazing Gothic cathedral, which looms over the rest of the beautiful, medieval Old Town like a fancy jewel. This was once a key stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, but it's worth more than just a 'pop in', this is a great city for foodies and rife with interesting buildings, you just have to look beyond the cathedral. The best places to stay in Burgos tend to be very reasonably priced, because, despite the Heritage Listed Cathedral and Old Town, this is a largely unsung destination.

Burgos tends to be overlooked because on the outside, at least, it's got the grey and staid stone architecture of northern Spain. But once you enter the elegant historic centre - by the massive gates, you'll begin to see the city's treasures, including the large statue of El Cid, Burgos favourite son, and definitely worth looking up if you're going to be in this part of the country. And several elegant plazas and promenades, lined with tapas bars and cafes.

Burgos is just packed with worthy little museums and churches and it would take a number of days to 'see the sights'.

Best places to stay in Burgos

  • La Puebla is a chic, little hotel in a historic spot, just on the outskirts of the medieval heart of Burgos. The hotel is a well preserved 19th Century affair, with 19 rooms, a sun terrace and a good little bar. It's also priced extremely reasonably.
  • The Hotel Landa is a castle tower with 13 elegant bedrooms and two restaurants. Attractive, romantic and family owned, this hotel will make a memorable place to lay your head.
  • El Prado Mayor, between Burgos and the coast, is a traditional farmhouse built around a beautiful garden patio and converted in to an eight room hotel. There’s plenty of original charm and period furniture and antiques and they do a sumptuous breakfast.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Burgos for you?

Best Hotels in Burgos

  • La Puebla 19 rooms from $47

    Burgos

    A chic little hotel in a historic location. Rooms blend contemporary furnishings with its original 19th century architecture. Sun terrace, cool bar area and massages available. Great value, and a stylish choice for exploring the historical sites close by.

    Local exploring  -  Explore this medieval city, with its Cathedral Santa Maria, historical sights, markets and Spanish dining
    Sights nearby  -  Cathedral, and very close to Plaza Mayor square, the Teatro Principal theatre, the Statue of El Cid and Casa del Cordón palace
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • El Batan del Molino 9 rooms from $69

    Burgos (Quintanilla del Agua)

    11th century timber framed flour mill converted to give maximum space without losing any character. A beautiful spot in the Arlanza river valley. Rooms are bright and comfortable with exposed stone walls & tiled floors. Lovely garden with covered barbecue area and pool. Perfect rural family escape.

    Full of character
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hotel Landa 13 rooms from $112

    Burgos (km 235)

    A highly romantic destination in the old town. A family run castle tower and square with elegant bedrooms and two fantastic restaurants. Rooms and suites have four poster beds, big bath tubs, and attractive furnishings. A great choice for a romantic break with excellent food.

    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Museo de la Evolución Humana.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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