Like so many Castilian towns, Burgos began life as a strategic fortress - in 884 - in the frontline between the Muslims and the rival kingdom of Navarra.
It was surrounded by several burgos (villages), which eventually melded together to form the basis of a new city.
Centuries later, Burgos thrived as a staging post for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago and as a trading center between the interior and the northern ports.
In this walking tour, we will have the opportunity to walk around the cathedral to contemplate the exceptional medieval decoration of its ancient doors.
Not away from the Cathedral a panoramic view is waiting for us. The point of view is on top of a hill where the city of Burgos was founded in 884.
After visiting the point of view we will stroll along the most beautiful promenade of Burgos called the promenade of El Espolon. At the end of the promenade, the statue of El Cid is waiting for us. This medieval hero was born in Burgos. The equestrian statue of El Cid is pointing towards the Museum of Human Evolution.
This museum is one of the avant-garde buildings of Burgos and inside are the earliest remains of human beings in Europe. Another interesting corner of the city is the Palace of the Constable where 500 years ago Cristopher Columbus was received after his second voyage from America. . .
The city of Burgos is a wonderful human size city which is full of magic corners.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In front of the Cathedral (Reception).
End location: In front of the Cathedral (Reception).
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
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Rosalia was informative, very friendly and engaging. We really enjoyed our tour with her. We would definitely recommend this tour with her! Thank you!!