Burgos Spain

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.

Landscape of Aguilar de Campoo and the  poppy field.

Landscape of Aguilar de Campoo and the poppy field.

Arrived in Burgos and got a room at the hotel Puerta de Burgos facing on the Vitoria Street.

Hotel Puerta de Burgos and the Vitoria Street.

Hotel Puerta de Burgos and 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 Map

Burgos Map

Burgos Information

Burgos Information

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.

Plaza of the city centre

Plaza of the city centre

Streets of the city centre

Streets of the city centre

Statue of El Cid on the Plaza del Mio Cid

Statue of El Cid on the Plaza del Mio Cid

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.

Vivar del Cid Village

Vivar del Cid Village

Teatro Principal (Home Theater) Burgos

Teatro Principal (Home Theater) Burgos

Teatro Principal Burgos (Main Theatre), Elizabethan style, was built between in 1858 to 1843, located at the beginning of Paseo Heplon (walk Heplon).

Liberty Square Burgos

Plaza de la Libertad (Liberty Square) Burgos

Cordon house (Casa del Cordón) Butgos

Cordon house (Casa del Cordón) Butgos

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.

Front door, traditional window and description plate of Casa del Cordón.

Front door, traditional window and description plate of Casa del Cordón.

Plaza Mayor Burgos

Plaza Mayor Burgos

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 and his Queen María Amalia de Sajonia.

Carlos III and his Queen María Amalia de Sajonia.

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.

City hall of Burgos

City hall of Burgos

The City Hall is located at the Plaza Mayor. The historic building was constructed in Neoclassic style in1787.

Paseo del Espolón (Espolón Promenade)

Paseo del Espolón (Espolón Promenade)

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.

Paseo del Espolón (Espolón Promenade)

Paseo del Espolón (Espolón Promenade)

Santa María Arch

Santa María Arch

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.

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