Castillo de Burgos, 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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  • 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 »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • It's free. You will need to be fairly fit to get up to it. Not a great deal of the original castle left. Quite a good view across the city from up tops.
  • 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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