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Burgos Travel Guide: 121 reviews and 463 photos
Burgos was founded around 885 by the count of Castilla, Diego Rodriguez. With it's beautiful cathedral, and the river in its centre, the Las Huelgas monastery, there are quite a few things to attract the visitor. The Cid is probably the towns most well known resident, although born just 9 kms from Burgos, his remains are here in the cathedral.
During the Spanish civil war, between 1936 -39, the General Franco established his government here.
If the pilgrimage to Compostela is your thing the main route passes through here.
Many statues of Castilian heroes along this bridge.
These staircases make up for the irregularities in the terrain around the cathedral.
Another moument well worth a visit is the Miraflores church. Built on the site of Henry III's burnt down palace by John... more travel advice
The centre of the town, where everybody relaxes, has a drink, has a chat, meets friends. It is the same all over Spain,... more travel advice
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