Situated on the confluence of two rivers, Burgos is a city in Spain’s Castile and León region. It boasts beautiful medieval architecture and celebrated local cuisine, once earning the title ‘Gastronomic Capital of Spain’.
One of the most famous sights in Burgos is the French Gothic Burgos Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 13th century, it has stunning elements inside and out – from the main nave’s star-shaped dome to the rose window and stonework spires of the facade. Overlooking the cathedral is the Castillo de Burgos, the ruins of an ancient castle that sit atop a hill. Here, you can also visit a museum and take in panoramic vistas from the nearby viewpoint or ‘mirador’. The city’s historic quarter is flanked by two monasteries on each end – the 12th-century Monasterio de las Huelgas Reales which features intricate cloisters and the Cartuja de Miraflores, home to a Gothic church with a gilded altarpiece.
Burgos offers an assortment of interesting museums, such as the Museum of Human Evolution which includes the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Atapuerca. Then there’s the Burgos Museum, housed in a Renaissance palace. Its collections feature centuries-old artefacts from the region, baroque paintings and modern art.