30 Sights in Burgos, Spain (with Map and Images)
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1. Arco de Santa MaríaBook Free Tour*
Arco de Santa María in Burgos, Spain, is to one of the twelve medieval gates the city had during the middle ages. It was rebuilt by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor during the 16th century after the local rulers of the city supported him during the Revolt of the Comuneros. On the facade of the arch appear people of importance to the city of Burgos and Castile, such as Diego Rodríguez Porcelos, the founder of the city; Jueces de Castilla; Laín Calvo and Nuño Rasura; El Cid; Fernán González; and Charles V himself.
2. Teatro Principal
The Teatro Principal de Burgos is a building from the Elizabethan era located at the beginning of the Paseo del Espolón, next to the palace of the Provincial Council. Construction began in 1843 by the architect Bernardino Martínez de Velasco, under the direction of Francisco de Angoitia, and was inaugurated in 1858. From its inauguration until 1956 it hosted a large number of concerts and shows. In the same building was the so-called Recreation Hall. After the reform of 1997, carried out under the direction of the architect José María Pérez González ('Peridis'), the building recovered its activity of dance, theater and music, managed by the Municipal Institute of Culture of the City Council of Burgos.
3. Iglesia de San Lorenzo
Iglesia de San Lorenzo el Real is a Baroque church in Burgos, Spain. It is located on Calle Almirante Bonifaz. San Lorenzo was originally a Jesuit church, built between 1684 and 1694 to replace an earlier building of more modest proportions. The work was financed and sponsored by Francisca de San Vítores and erected by Bernabé de Hazas and Francisco del Pontón. After the expulsion of the Jesuits in the late eighteenth century, the church became a parish church. Since its creation in 1945, the church has been the seat of the Brotherhood of Coronación de Espinas y de Cristo Rey.
4. Iglesia de San Cosme y San Damián
Iglesia de San Cosme y San Damián is a Catholic parish church in Burgos, Spain, on the left bank of the Arlanzón River. It was built in the sixteenth century with a combination of the Late Gothic and Renaissance styles. It was a burial place of featured artists of the time. The porch on the north side was designed by Juan de Vallejo in 1552, with a triumphal arch with medallions of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist in the spandrels and fine fluted columns. The massive tower of the church, of the classicist baroque style, was added in 1621 by Gabriel de Cotero.
5. Real monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Fresdelval
The Royal Monastery of Our Lady of Fresdelval was a Hieronymite monastery founded in the fifteenth century and located near the city of Burgos (Spain), specifically between the towns of Villatoro, Quintanilla Vivar and Villayerno Morquillas. Cloistered and in a dilapidated state, the old monastery belongs to a private property. It was declared an asset of cultural interest, then a National Monument, on June 3, 1931. Subsequently (2009) the delimitation of the monument has been extended.
Wikipedia: Real monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Fresdelval (ES)
Covarrubias is a village and municipality in the province of Burgos in the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. It has 640 inhabitants, and it is near to Mecerreyes, Cubillo del Campo and Hortigüela. Covarrubias is situated in the valley of the river Arlanza, which is extensively wooded with among other species Spanish Juniper. Part of the area belonging to the municipality is included within a Special Protection Area for bird-life such as vultures.
7. Monasterio de San Francisco
The monastery of San Francisco de Burgos was a Franciscan convent located in the city of Burgos, (Spain), of which currently only a few ruins are preserved rehabilitated to avoid landslides and the loss of the historical remains that remain. According to tradition, it was founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1213, having previously obtained the approval of King Alfonso VIII of Castile, although this has been questioned by numerous historians.
8. Burgos Museum
The Museum of Burgos, formerly known as the Provincial Archaeological Museum, has its dependencies in two adjoining palaces of the sixteenth century, the Casa de Miranda and the Casa de Íñigo Angulo, forming a block between Calera and Miranda streets, in the city of Burgos (Spain). The Museum's collections have an exclusively Burgos origin, by origin or destination, and show the historical and cultural evolution of the province.
9. Casa de Miranda-Museo de Burgos
The House of Miranda is a Renaissance palace in the Spanish city of Burgos that occupies an urban space on Calera Street, made in 1545 to serve as a residence for the canon of the cathedral, abbot of Salas in this same cathedral and protonotary apostolic, Francisco de Miranda Salón y España, son of Pedro de Miranda Salón and Isabel de España y Castillo, probably the building was directed by the architect Juan de Vallejo.
10. Estatua del Cid
The Monument to El Cid Campeador is an equestrian statue located in the city of Burgos, in Spain, and represents Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian military leader who came to dominate at the head of his own mesnada the Levante of the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the eleventh century. It is the work of the famous sculptor Juan Cristóbal González Quesada, and was inaugurated by General Franco on July 23, 1955.
Wikipedia: Monumento al Cid Campeador (Burgos) (ES), Website
11. Museo de la Evolución Humana
The Museum of Human Evolution is situated on the south bank of the river Arlanzón, in the Spanish city of Burgos. It is located roughly 16 kilometers west of the Sierra de Atapuerca, the location of some of the most important human fossil finds in the world. In addition, the Archaeological site of Atapuerca, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000, has yielded some of the exhibits at the museum.
12. Museo del Libro Fadrique de Basilea y Museo del Cid
The Fadrique Book Museum of Basel, also known simply as the Book Museum, was a museum space located in the Spanish city of Burgos. Its structure and works made it unique in the national territory. The Museo del Cid was located in the same building. As of June 2022, its collections are in the Book Museum located in the Archivo del Adelantamiento de Castilla, located in the town of Covarrubias (Burgos).
13. Iglesia de Santa María la Real y Antigua de Gamonal
Iglesia de Santa María la Real y Antigua de Gamonal is a church in Burgos, Spain. The Gothic structure dates to the 14th century, although there is evidence of an earlier church dating back to the eleventh century, when King Alfonso VI moved his seat from the destroyed city of Oca of the Auca diocese in 1075. It became a Bien de Interés Cultural listed building on 3 June 1931.
14. Muralla de Burgos
The Burgos Wall is a defensive fence that surrounds part of the historic center of the Spanish city of Burgos. Its current structure dates back to the late Middle Ages. Since the eighteenth century it began to be demolished progressively at certain points, but several important sections and gates have been preserved, as well as some isolated towers and canvases.
15. Iglesia del Carmen
The Iglesia del Carmen de Burgos is a Catholic parish church built in Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. It is a modern building, built in 1966–1968, replacing a demolished baroque building. It is located at the intersection of Paseo del Empecinado with Calle del Carmen, between the Arlanzón River and the old railway. The church was inaugurated on 7 July 1968.
16. Iglesia de Santa Clara
The Iglesia del Carmen de Burgos is a nun's convent in Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. It is situated on the corner of Calle de Covarrubias, del Progreso and Santa Clara. It is a Gothic edifice built mostly in the thirteenth century, at the time of its founding, when it was part of the Monasterio de Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas. It dates to 1234.
17. Palacio de la Isla-Instituto Castellano y Leonés de la Lengua
The Palacio de la Isla, located in the Spanish city of Burgos, was built in 1883 by the lawyer and banker Juan Muguiro y Casi in the orchard he had acquired on the Paseo de la Isla, with the intention of spending the summer in the city. His style is romantic with neo-Gothic influences. In 1942, the building was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
18. Torreón de Fernán González
The tower of Doña Urraca or tower of Fernán González is a construction located in the Spanish town of Covarrubias, in the province of Burgos. It has the denomination of Asset of Cultural Interest. According to legend, Doña Urraca, daughter of Count Fernán González, would have been locked up in the tower.
Castrojeriz or Castrogeriz is a locality and municipality located in the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León (Spain), the comarca of Odra-Pisuerga, the judicial district of Burgos, head of the town council of the same name and former head of the Castrojeriz judicial district.
20. Puente Santa María
The Santa María Bridge is part of the set of bridges over the Arlanzón River in the Spanish city of Burgos. This bridge has been a key point in the city, as it was used as access to it, thus becoming one of the emblematic steps, which is why from the beginning it has been the focus of intensive care.
21. Iglesia de San Pedro y San Felices
The Parish Church of San Pedro and San Felices is a Catholic temple built in the fourteenth century southwest of the Spanish city of Burgos, in a neighborhood inhabited from the eighteenth century mainly by farmers. Dedicated to St. Peter and St. Philip, it was also known as St. Peter Saelices.
22. Forum Burgos Evolución
Evolution Forum is the name of the Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio municipal, a building located in the Complex of Human Evolution, in the Spanish city of Burgos. Designed by the Spanish architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg, its construction began around 2005, and opened its doors in June 2012.
Wikipedia: Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos de Burgos (ES), Website
Villadiego is the municipal capital of Spain. It is located in the province of Burgos and the region of Castilla y León, in the northern part of the country, 230 km north of Madrid with the capital. 841 meters above sea level is located in Villadiego, and there are 1,907 moles.
24. Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari
Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari is a Catholic church on Fernán González street in Burgos, Spain, located next to the Camino de Santiago, behind the Cathedral of Burgos. It is mainly known for having one of the largest altarpieces in Spain and the only one carved in limestone.
25. Fuero de Castrojeriz
The Fuero de Castrojeriz is a medieval charter of Spain that collects the set of rights and privileges granted in the year 974 by García Fernández Count of Castile to the town of Castrojeriz. This jurisdiction is recognized as among the first granted in the county of Castile.
26. Museo de Telas Medievales de Burgos
The Museum of Medieval Fabrics, located in the Monastery of Las Huelgas Reales, in the city of Burgos (Spain), is a museum that houses medieval female, male and children's civil clothing of the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries.
27. Iglesia de San Esteban
Iglesia de San Esteban is a former Catholic church in Burgos, Spain, on the eastern perimeters of Burgos Castle. It was essentially built between the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century. It now houses the Museo del Retablo.
Presencio is a municipality and town located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 238 inhabitants. It contains the Church of San Andrés.
29. Hospital del Rey
The Hospital del Rey was a healthcare establishment for pilgrims and passers-by located next to the Camino de Santiago as it passes through the city of Burgos, it is part of the National Heritage, along with El Parral.
30. Santo Domingo de Silos
Santo Domingo de Silos is a municipality and town located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality had a population of 292 inhabitants.
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