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Things to do in Burgos

Allswell

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Walked in 1990, plan to walk in 2015
Good morning everyone! We'll be spending a long weekend in Burgos - 5 June to 8 June - and i'd welcome a couple of ideas for things to do, not too expensive, for a group of 7. We were thinking of visiting a bodega near to Burgos, or perhaps another place of interest?
Grateful for any and all suggestions:)
 
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If you get the chance, take the Well Tour in the castle, above the town. It's absolutely brilliant and really deep.
 
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Santo Domingo de Silos for chants and the cloisters. It can be an overnight trip for just the vespers, but takes a day and one-half to include the cloisters. Rent a car and do it on your own schedule. There are several lost cost hostales there. Overnight in the monastery is for men only, and a minimum of three days.

http://www.abadiadesilos.es/visitas.htm
 
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CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I once spent 8 hours at the Cathedral in Burgos.
Then there is the Museum of Evolucion. You can take a tram out to the archaeological dig where they have found the oldest human remains in Europe.
 
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First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
Passing through Burgos and not seeing Las Huelgas is like going to London and not seeing Westminster abbey. It's a must see.

But, since I've seen it twice now, the next time I pass through Burgos I'm going to check the Cartuja de Miraflores.
 

VNwalking

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San Olav/CF ('16)
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Museo de la Evolucion Humana and the day trip to Atapuerca (tours in Spanish only, but you visit the archeological dig. Fascinating. Life as much as one million years ago. The just identified the first known homicide from remains there.
Just be aware it's closed on Mondays. My rest day in Burgos was on a Monday...it was disappointing; a Russian pilgrim and I stood outside in the snow looking in the windows, like forlorn children. Next time (if there is a next time:D), maybe I'll take an extra day in Atapuerca instead and see the archeological sites themselves (does anyone know if there is a pilgrim discount?). An article on some recent finds that falcon was referring to, published last Thursday:
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32890697

The Cathedral was indeed totally incredible. Worth many hours. And the evening pilgrims' mass was lovely.
On the side of the plaza between the Cathedral and the river there is a very nice place to get cafe con leche...
 

Icacos

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Camino Frances (2013)
Good morning everyone! We'll be spending a long weekend in Burgos - 5 June to 8 June - and i'd welcome a couple of ideas for things to do, not too expensive, for a group of 7. We were thinking of visiting a bodega near to Burgos, or perhaps another place of interest?
Grateful for any and all suggestions:)
Thank you for starting this thread. It's great to get tips from others who have actually been there; my companion and I didn't even get to see inside the cathedral as it was closed. What we did experience though was the Burgos men's basketball team returning home from a big win on the road. The cathedral plaza and surrounding streets were awash with townsfolk and others celebrating the return of their hometown heroes. I remember that ......and the piercing, unrelenting wind.:)
 
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The Cathedral, the Monasterio de las Huelgas and the Cartuja de Miraflores are, IMHO, the top 3 of Burgos' religious architecture. Being pilgrims, you might be interested too in taking a look at the (remains of the) former Hospital del Rey (nowadays is a school of the University of Burgos).

The Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña (www.monasteriosanpedrodecardena.com) could be of your interest too but it's something like 10 kms out of Burgos and I'm not sure how easy/difficult would be to get there for a group like yours.

The tourism web of the city hall of Burgos has a brochure with ideas to spend 72 hours in Burgos. You could take a look at it to get some ideas:

www.aytoburgos.es/archivos/turismo-en-burgos/articulo/documentos/burgos-in-72-hours.pdf

If you insist in visiting a winery, the Ribera del Duero wine area could be of your interest and www.rutadelvinoriberadelduero.es a good web to get info about it. There's a wine area closer to Burgos: the Arlanza wine area but I don't know too much about it. You could use its web (www.arlanza.org) to ask for info though.

Try morcilla ("black puding" in form of a sausage) in the evening after visiting/doing all of the previous suggestions

...and an olla podrida for lunch.
 

KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
If I would eat "olla podrida" for lunch I don't think I would walk any further than to albergue :D
 

Allswell

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Camino(s) past & future
Walked in 1990, plan to walk in 2015
ps there is a little tapas bar, close to the Gaudi building. Nondescript, scruffy, wonderful. Things to do in Burgos: Try and find this lovely little bar that you will remember forever. And one day we might even discover that we both found the same place. ;)
I'll be looking for that tapas bar;)
 

Allswell

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Camino(s) past & future
Walked in 1990, plan to walk in 2015
Try morcilla ("black puding" in form of a sausage) in the evening after visiting/doing all of the previous suggestions ;)

Buen provecho!
TRied that last time! Never again;) tampoco la olla podrida;)
 

Allswell

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Camino(s) past & future
Walked in 1990, plan to walk in 2015
The Cathedral, the Monasterio de las Huelgas and the Cartuja de Miraflores are, IMHO, the top 3 of Burgos' religious architecture. Being pilgrims, you might be interested too in taking a look at the (remains of the) former Hospital del Rey (nowadays is a school of the University of Burgos).

The Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña (www.monasteriosanpedrodecardena.com) could be of your interest too but it's something like 10 kms out of Burgos and I'm not sure how easy/difficult would be to get there for a group like yours.

The tourism web of the city hall of Burgos has a brochure with ideas to spend 72 hours in Burgos. You could take a look at it to get some ideas:

www.aytoburgos.es/archivos/turismo-en-burgos/articulo/documentos/burgos-in-72-hours.pdf

If you insist in visiting a winery, the Ribera del Duero wine area could be of your interest and www.rutadelvinoriberadelduero.es a good web to get info about it. There's a wine area closer to Burgos: the Arlanza wine area but I don't know too much about it. You could use its web (www.arlanza.org) to ask for info though.



...and an olla podrida for lunch.
THx v much for this, defo checking further on these ideas...we're big on vino!!
 

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