Museo de Burgos, Burgos

4.1
Burgos (UK: BOOR-goss, US: BOOR-gohss, Spanish: [ˈbuɾɣos]) is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. It is situated on the confluence of the Arlanzón river tributaries, at the edge of the Iberian central plateau. It has about 180,000 inhabitants in the actual city and another 20,000 in the metropolitan area. It is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Burgos was once the capital of the Crown of Castile, and the Burgos Laws or Leyes de Burgos which first governed the behaviour of Spaniards towards the natives of the Americas were promulgated here in 1512.


It has many historic landmarks, of particular importance; the Cathedral of Burgos (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984), seat of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Burgos, the Las Huelgas Reales Monastery and Miraflores Charterhouse. Many churches, palaces and other buildings from the medieval age remain. The city is surrounded by the Fuentes Blancas and the Paseo de la Isla parks.


Castilian nobleman, military leader and diplomat El Cid Campeador is a significant historical figure in the city, as he was born near Burgos and was raised and educated there.


The city forms the principal crossroad of northern Spain along the Camino de Santiago, which runs parallel to the River Arlanzón.


It has a well-developed transportation system, forming the main communication node in northern Spain. In 2008, the international Burgos Airport started to offer commercial flights. Furthermore, AVE high speed trains are planned to start service in the near future, stopping at the newly-built Rosa de Lima train station.


The Museum of Human Evolution opened here in 2010. The museum features remains of the first hominins in Europe, which lived in this area 750,000-800,000 years ago.


Burgos was selected as the "Spanish Gastronomy Capital" of 2013. In 2015 it was named "City of Gastronomy" by UNESCO and has been part of the Creative Cities Network since then.
To visit Museo de Burgos on your holiday in Burgos, and find out what else Burgos has to offer, use our Burgos.
Source
Create an itinerary including Museo de Burgos
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Museo de Burgos Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
132 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • We were taking a bus from the nearby bus station and decided to use the time to visit this excellent museum. The staff were charming and stored our cases for us ( there are no lockers in the bus...  more »
  • The entrance fee is few euros. And you get a discount for another museum. This one contains a little bit of everything, Higly reccomended..  more »
Google
  • Brilliant, really interesting. Couldnt believe entrance to 4 floors plus courtyard cost 1 euro. Spent over one hour browsing.
  • Beautiful rentivate palace with some excellent historical pieces from the local area. Free to enter. No English piece descriptions besides a small brochure at the enterence.

Plan your trip to Burgos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Burgos

See all ›
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min

Side trips from Burgos

4.9
Duration:4 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min

Museums in Burgos

4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min

Historic Sites in Burgos

4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Burgos

4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Burgos

4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min