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Burgos and the hills of the West are the heart of mediaeval spain.

From castles, to churches, mon- asteries to mountain walks, and stunning scenery, its historical and natural heritage is everywhere to be seen.

Newcomers to the Burgos region are often thundertstruck by the beauty and the ancient feel of steady history about the place. The villages and towns round Burgos are calm and clean, and after a day's wandering in the many villages, or sightseeing in the surrounding hill country, you will find the evenings alive with music and food.

The most famous food of Burgos is certainly that fresh cheese with slight goat-milk-flavor, called "Queso de Burgos", which is extremely popular not only here but in most other regions of Spain. Here you can try the original...

But the cuisine of this town has high reputation also for a variety of other recipes: Roasted lamb, chopped pork, blood pudding, red beans (called Ibeas) and hotpot. There are excellent fish-dishes as well: river crab salad and codfish á la Burgalesa are specialities of this region.

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Burgos City Centre

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The scenic valleys and ridges

Burgos was founded in 884, and its atmosphere of history and heritage is striking. It is a town of many monuments and ancient buildoings, and a charming example of Northern Castilian ambience.

The Gothic cathedral dominates Burgos, but there are more important monuments, in a cultural sense, such as the Cartuja de Miraflores or the Monastery of Las Huelgas. Generally the town is quiet and clean, and after your sight seeing tour or a walk through one of the parks you may want to try out Burgos' exquisite cuisine.

You shouldn't miss visiting the outlying regions round Burgos, where you will find many exquisite villages.

Here are sonme possible excursions

El Camino de Santiago: The province of Burgos is a great place to start this journey. The first places to visit are Redecilla del Camino and Belorado, with its square with arcades and the ruins of its walls.

After crossing the beautiful mountainous landscape of Villafranca to San Juan de Ortega,. This is named after the Saint who together with Santo Domingo de la Calzada was the most important architect of this route, and built the town's church in 12th century. The itinerary passes Olmillos with its 16th century castle and church, Castrojeriz, with the impressive ruins of a medieval fortress, and leaves the province at Itero, where you can see the famous bridge with eleven arcs that was called "Ponteroso" in medieval literature.

La Ruta de los Pueblos del Norte: The peaceful "route of the northern villages" is a quiet tip for the tourist who wants to discover medieval Spain, far away from the rush of mass-tourism, as though time had not passed by.

Among the most interesting places there are Briviesca, with its old stone-bridge and Santa Casilda Sanctuary 10 km from the village; Medina de Pomar, a picturesque town with an impressive castle; Alcazar, monastery and hermitage; Frias, a pure medieval village dominated by its castle on a high rock; Puentearenas with its 11th century Romanesque abbey; the palaces of Espinosa de los Monteros and Sedano; the 12th century Romanesque church of Moradillo de Sedano and the 11th century temple of Rebolledo de la Torre.

La Ruta de Los Pueblos del Sur:("Route of the Southern Villages") Quintanilla de las Viñas is of high historical importance for its visigothic church. Covarubias conserves traces of a very old history in its palace, the impressive stone tower of Doña Urraca and La Colegiata. Salas de los Infantes is famous for its plateresque retable and the nearby Monastery of Silos with an exceptional 11th century cloister. Peñaranda del Duero and Lerma are other important towns in Spanish history. Most interesting to visit are the ducal palace, built over an old fortress, and the 12th century Colegiata.

Drivers new to Spain should take a look at our driving regulations page, and familiarise themselves with the road rules. Then it's just a matter of getting used to driving on the left.



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