Top Choice Cathedral in Burgos


This Unesco World Heritage–listed cathedral, once a former modest Romanesque church, is a masterpiece. Work began on a grander scale in 1221; remarkably, within 40 years most of the French Gothic structure had been …
Top Choice Museum in Burgos

Museo de la Evolución Humana

This exceptional museum just across the river from the old quarter is a marvellously told story of human evolution. The basement exhibitions on Atapuerca, an archaeological site north of Burgos where a 2007 discover…
Monastery in Burgos

Monasterio de las Huelgas

A 30-minute walk west of the city centre on the southern river bank, this monastery was once among the most prominent in Spain. Founded in 1187 by Eleanor of Aquitaine, daughter of Henry II of England and wife of Al…
Monastery in Burgos

Cartuja de Miraflores

Located in peaceful woodlands 4km east of the city centre, this monastery contains a trio of 15th-century masterworks by Gil de Siloé, the man responsible for so many of the more beautiful features in the Burgos cat…
Gate in Burgos

Arco de Santa María

The splendid Arco de Santa María was once the main gate to the old city and part of the 14th-century walls. It now hosts temporary exhibitions, but its real charm lies as a backdrop to the Puente de Santa María or P…
Castle in Burgos

Castillo de Burgos

Crowning the leafy hilltop Parque de Castillo are the massive fortifications of the rebuilt Castillo de Burgos. Dating from the 9th century, the castle has witnessed a turbulent history, suffering a fire in 1736 and…
Arts Centre in Burgos

Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos

With a lovely perch up behind the cathedral, this private art gallery hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Apart from the art, it's a pleasant place to spend a quiet hour enjoying the lovely views from i…
Church in Burgos

Iglesia de San Nicolás

Close to the cathedral, this church boasts an enormous stone-carved altar by Francisco de Colonia that features scenes from the life of St Nicolas.
Church in Burgos

Iglesia de San Lesmes

Dating to the 15th century, San Lesmes is notable for its three naves and rustic charm.
Museum in Burgos

Museo de Burgos

This museum, housed in the 16th-century Casa de Miranda, contains some fine Gothic tombs and other archaeological artefacts covering a wide period.