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.

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1. Museo de la Evolución Humana

0.12 MILES

This exceptional museum just across the river from the old quarter is a marvellously told story of human evolution. The basement exhibitions on Atapuerca …

2. Statue of El Cid

0.17 MILES

On the north side of the Puente de San Pablo looms a romanticised statue of El Cid, the 11th-century mercenary whose tomb lies in the town's cathedral.

3. Arco de Santa María

0.22 MILES

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…

4. Casa del Cordón

0.24 MILES

Built in the 15th century in a harmonious Gothic style, this fine structure is notable especially for the fact that it was here, on 23 April 1497, that…

5. Catedral

0.26 MILES

This Unesco World Heritage–listed cathedral, once a former modest Romanesque church, is a masterpiece. Work began on a grander scale in 1221; remarkably,…

6. Iglesia de San Nicolás

0.32 MILES

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.

7. Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos

0.33 MILES

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…

8. Museo del Retablo

0.34 MILES

Just west of the cathedral, in the Iglesia de San Esteban, the Museo del Retablo has a display of some 18 altars dating from the 15th to 18th centuries.