Burgos: Description and History

Burgos CatedralBurgos, two hours north of Madrid, is known as a center of Spanish tradition.

Home to one of Europe´s most beautiful Gothic cathedrals, Burgos was and continues to be an important way station on the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route  that has been in existence for over one thousand years and that spans the width of Northern Spain. Burgos is also famous in literature as the birthplace of El Cid. To this day, Burgos retains many of the customs of provincial Spanish life.

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Rio de noche

Keeping with the tradition of mixing the modern and the medieval, Burgos boasts the most comprehensive wireless internet networks in all of Spain.  Free to the city’s residents, the public wi-fi allows you to read your e-mail while admiring the splendor of the Cathedral, doing your homework while sitting on the terrace of a café in Plaza Mayor, or even updating your Facebook on a bench in front of the Arco de Santa María.




A view of the Catedral from the Castillo

A view of the Catedral from the Castillo

Burgos gate muralla

Burgos church