On the way to Burgos from Fuente, I took a rest at a small town called Aguilar de Campoo and enjoyed the poppy field at the vicinity of Burgos.
Arrived in Burgos and got a room at the hotel Puerta de Burgos facing on the Vitoria Street.
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. It is situated on the confluence of the Arlanzón river tributaries.
Burgos has about 180,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León.
Waiking about the city centre of Burgos aimlessly, and arrived at the statue of El Cid first.
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1043 – 1099) was a Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. He was born in Vivar del Cid, a town near the city of Burgos, and called El Cid (the Lord) by the Moors. He is the national hero of Spain.
Teatro Principal Burgos (Main Theatre), Elizabethan style, was built between in 1858 to 1843, located at the beginning of Paseo Heplon (walk Heplon).
The Palace of the Constables of Castile popularly known as Casa del Cordón is an original palace of the fifteenth century that stands in the historic center of Burgos, chairing the Major Market Square now called Liberty Square.
The Plaza Mayor (also called Carlos III Plaza) of Burgos is a very attractive plaza and has the shape of an irregular hexagon. There is a statue of Carlos III, which was made in 1784.
Carlos III was probably the most successful European ruler of his generation. He had provided firm, consistent, intelligent leadership. He had chosen capable ministers. And his personal life had won the respect of the people.
The City Hall is located at the Plaza Mayor. The historic building was constructed in Neoclassic style in1787.
Paseo del Espolón is the most popular promenade flanked with trees in the central Brgos. It was built in the late 18th century, configured during the nineteenth century, connected with the Arco de Santa María (Arch of Santa María) and Teatro Principal (Home Theatre) and is considered as “the living room” of the city.
Arco de Santa María (Santa María Arch) was the most noble medieval entrance to the city of Burgos. It was built in the 14th century and remodelled in the 16th century. It looks like a castle with two big towers.