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 sigths'.
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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.
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.