So, you’ve covered Madrid and Barcelona, you’ve visited seemingly identical museums, and you’re oh so tired of seeing hordes of tourists. It’s time to dive deeper into the culture of Spain and explore the heart of the country. Where better to start than Burgos, one of the oldest cities of modern Spain?
This Castilian city makes for the perfect road trip from Madrid and can easily be seen in just one day. Even if you’re only there for a short time, make sure to listen to our top five pieces of advice.
1. Visit the Cathedral
One of the most well-known cathedrals in Spain, Burgos’s temple boasts unique Gothic architecture and an excellent setting within the majestic old city.
2. Eat taps around the Old City
Once you’ve been to the cathedral, reward yourself with a walk through the city center’s institutions, traditional bars such as Los gigantillos, Casa Pancho and Mesón Burgos.
3. Try morcilla
One of the city’s traditional dishes is morcilla de Burgos, a delicious blood sausage that is usually served fried along with a piece of bread.
4. Walk to the Cartuja de Miraflores
Although a considerably long walk from the city, it’s certainly doable. The monastery boasts beautiful architecture, as well as the beautifully designed grave of Queen Isabella I’s parents.
5. Pay a visit to the Museo de la Evolución Humana
At the nearby archaeological site of Atapuerca, some of the oldest remains in Europe have been found. This sleek, newly-built museum pays homage to those discoveries, and is in an excellent setting for a walk by the river afterward.