Castillo de Burgos, Burgos

#7 of 16 in Historic Sites in Burgos
Castle · Tourist Spot
With a period of construction spanning some 500 years, Castillo de Burgos still impresses visitors as a fortress sitting 75 m (246 ft) above the city. Currently, the castle contains a recreational park with streets named for poets. The partial reconstruction of the castle, which fell during the Napoleonic wars, has enabled its use as a museum. You can even visit the well, some 300 m (984 ft) deep, along with its underground galleries. You’ll enjoy the interesting story of these tunnels. Make Castillo de Burgos a centerpiece of your Burgos vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Burgos trip planner.
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  • Easy 10 minute walk up from the cathedral — paved incline, a bit steep briefly after a bit, then about 75 steps, then more incline, still paved. No rush if you need a break. Lookout point is great...  more »
  • The site itself is still filled with military earth works and field fortifications, quite often you can be walking beside a ‘mound’ of earth and think that it’s a natural feature. In fact these are...  more »
  • Burgos ne surprised positively. the castle is in ruins, you can see little of what was a dis, but it is very worth visiting. There are exhibits of artifacts found in the excavations. It is located on the top of a hill where you have a privileged view of the city. And the admission is free.
  • Archeological ruins of Burgos Castle. Well presented with information provided at each important locations around the castillo. The information helped us to understand how it was in that era. Series of steps to walk around the ruins. Might not be good for wheelchairs or strollers. Very good view of the Burgos city from mirador. There's a restaurant and cafeteria. Entry was gratis.

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