34. Burgos, Spain, You Have To Visit
Burgos, Spain; It’s Time To Visit
Most people end up here in Burgos, Spain when they do the Camino. But this find city is more than a point on the Camino, it holds its own and I had a special birthday here, so its a little more special.
Why Burgos, Spain?
Burgos, what a fine city. Dear to my heart as I was there when I turned 50. It’s a medieval town with Gothic structures, how can you not want to visit? Plus the Cathedral of Burgos is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Burgos is located just north of Madrid. It is in the county of Castilla y Leon. Not too far from Salamanca and Valladolid.
How To Get Here
Renfe, the national rail of Spain has service between Madrid and Burgos. The ride takes anywhere from 2.5 hours to 4.5 hours.
The closest airport is Madrid, Spain (MAD), the home of Iberia Airlines (IB). As Madrid is a major international airport in Europe, there are flights from almost every major area of the world. Once in Madrid, you can rent a car, take a bus or even the train to Burgos.
The following airlines has service to Madrid:
Aer Lingus (EI), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeroflot (SU), Aeromexico (AM), Air China (CA), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air India (AI), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Avianca (AV), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), CEIBA Intercontinental (C2), Conviasa (V0), Cubana Airlines (CU), Czech Airlines (OK), Delta Air Lines (DL), EygptAir (MS), EasyJet Airlines (U2), El Al Airlines (LY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Evelop Airlines S.L. (E9), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LATAM (LA), Links Air (W2), LOT Polish (LO), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Monarch Airlines (ZB), NIKI (HG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Norwegian Air (DY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Volotea (V7), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).
There is bus service from Madrid to Burgos. You can book them here or at GoEuro.
If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. It’s about three hours drive.
Where To Stay
There are many hotels in Burgos, so take your pick. I stayed at the Hotel Silken Gran Teatro near the museum and its an amazing place. Check out some of the photos below.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
This is Spain, so you will find good food everywhere. One of the restaurants I ate is the La Favoli Restaurant, but in this same neighborhood you’ll be able to find many places to east. Spain is a feast of food goodness; red wine and beef are the staples for this region.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Burgos is a beautiful walking city. It’s medieval history is very apparent and so if the gothic Burgos Cathedral which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
There is also a Monastery here, Cartuja de Miraflores and Monasterio de las Huelgas and they are well worth visiting. A must see is the Museo de la Evolucion Humana, give yourself plenty of time though to check it out.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.