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Castillo de Burgos, Burgos

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#7 of 17 in Historic Sites in Burgos
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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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  • A fortification has existed here since the days of the Roman Empire, although it’s believed a castle proper existed since the Medieval period. There is so much history connected to this castle. It... 
    A fortification has existed here since the days of the Roman Empire, although it’s believed a castle proper existed since the Medieval period. There is so much history connected to this castle. It...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • There isn't much left however it is interesting to read the history and imagine. Looking down the well was so interesting. Excellent views of the city and the cathedral. A nice walkway set up throughout for an organized visit with lots of signage to explain each area. The visit is free! We drove and there is plenty of parking. For people not on crutches, it is a close walk, with a climb albeit. If you visit the old wall ot is at the top of the stairs. Exiting the Castillo about 100m to the left on the other side of the road is a mirador with perhaps a better view of the cathedral. Definitely worth the visit to understand the history of the city and the region.
  • Lots of cool history! I would give it 5 stars but the attendant was a tad too aggressive about the no climbing (my kids were not even climbing anything since we just tackled a climbing up the hill!) We were just standing and waiting on the husband to finish taking a picture of the entrance. The views are spectacular!

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