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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

For other places with the same name, see Burgos (city) (disambiguation).

Burgos is a city of about 175,000 people located in the heart of the Burgos Province, in Castilla y León, Spain.

Burgos, Paseo del Espolón
Burgos, Paseo del Espolón

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By plane

Burgos-Villafria airport was opened in 2008 with daily flights to Barcelona. If possible fly to Paris-Orly and Palma de Mallorca in the weekends. Air Nostrum, an Iberia-affiliated airline, also has flights from Burgos to Albacete, Ibiza, Bolonia, Nice, and London (all via Barcelona).

Other major airports near Burgos are Madrid, Bilbao, and Valladolid. From there you can take a bus to Burgos. From Madrid from the airport, take metro, a bus, or a taxi to the Intercambiador Avenida America in the city center, where you can take the bus to Burgos.

By bus

Burgos is well connected by bus to many other cities in Northern Spain, and taking the bus is often faster than taking the train. The bus station is in the center of the city, next to Plaza vega. Detailed bus schedules are available here: [1]

By car

There are some motorways from Burgos:

From Santander take the main road N623 and 627.

From Madrid take the A-1 motorway.

From Zaragoza and Cataluña take the main road AP-68 at Miranda de Ebro take the AP-1.

From Portugal and Valladolid take the main road A-62.

From France and the Basque Country take the main road AP-1.

From Galicia and Leon take the main road A-231.

For more details, visit the Universidad de Burgos web site "Como venir a Burgos" [2] or "How to get to Burgos." [3]

Get around

Burgos is a small enough city that you can usually walk just about anywhere you need to go. However, it also has an extensive system of city buses, which you can ride for just 80 cents. Link Burgos city buses: http://www.aytoburgos.es/contenidos/cpcontent.asp?contentid=794&nodeid=651

See

Though not known as a tourist destination, Burgos is most well-known for its Cathedral, a stop along the Camino de Santiago and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the cathedral is the tomb of the Spanish hero El Cid. You can also see the Saint Mary's arch near it. Not very far you will find lots of churches, like San Nicolás, San Gil or San Lesmes. You can also visit La casa del cordón, which was the residence of the Catholic Kings in Castille. The Monaterio de las Huelgas Reales is also a good place to visit in Burgos.

Sleep

Hotel Rice, Avda. Reyes Católicos 30, ES-9001, Tel. +34 947 222 300, Fax. +34 947 223 550 , [4]. Four star hotel.

Hotel Cordon, La Puebla, 6, Burgos, 09004, Tel. +34947265000 [5]. Located in the center of Burgos, only a couple of minutes away from the Cathedral and the Museum of Evolution and right next door to the historical House of the Cordon.

NH Palacio de la Merced, Calle de la Merced, 13, +34.94.7479900 [6]. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, on the banks of the River Arlanzón, overlooking the Cathedral, the Arco de Santa María and the Paseo del Espolón.

Get out

Spain's extensive bus system makes it easy to take day trips from Burgos to other northern Spanish cities. Fun trips include Bilbao, Santander, Soria, Logrono, Madrid, Valladolid, and San Sebastian.

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