GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Burgos Essential - Old Town and Cathedral

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 05, 2020

Hi there, I'm Javier and I've been a full-time professional guide for three years in my hometown, Burgos. I love my job and I consider it a real privilege to show people around the city I love. Tours performed by me personally have accrued just under fifty 5-star reviews, so you're in safe hands. Please book a slot on the GuruWalk website.

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Tour description

Exciting tour of the old town of Burgos, former capital of the Kingdom of Castile, where we will learn about the legacy left by kings, warriors and saints and the legends that accompany some of the most emblematic buildings in the city.

The free tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

We begin the tour in the beautiful Church of San Lesmes , on the Camino de Santiago , where I will explain the origins of the city and its decisive role in the Reconquista.

After a short walk, we will arrive at the majestic Casa del Condestable , where I will tell you the secrets hidden in the symbols on the façade and the personalities that met inside.

Next we will go to the Plaza del Cid, where we will talk about the Castilian hero and his role in 11th century Castile. We will also visit the Teatro Principal and walk along the Espolón, an elegant Burgos boulevard.

We will arrive at the Arco de Santamaría , where we will discover the Burgos warning to King Carlos I hidden in its figures and we will visit the interior of the old medieval tower.

The tour continues with a visit to the Flycatcher , the famous bell ringer of the Cathedral , and his assistant Martinillo. We will be on time to see it "in action".

We will finish the tour enjoying the impressive image that the Puerta de Santamaría of the Burgos Cathedral and its spiers leave us.

 Meeting point: Church of San Lesmes (Plaza San Juan)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza San Juan 33 09004 Burgos Spain
    Plaza San Juan 33 09004 Burgos Spain
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    In the Plaza de San Juan, in front of the Gothic door of the Church of San Lesmes. I carry a backpack and the official guide accreditation.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Church of San Lesmes Abad
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Saint John's Monastery
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Cord House
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mio Cid
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Museum of Human Evolution (MEH)
  • 6
    Outside visit
    main theater
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Spur Walk
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Burgos cathedral
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Arch of Santa Maria
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Church of San Nicolás de Bari

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Beatriz 22 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
El tour lo hicimos con Javier. Una persona joven, culta y con sentido del humor. Nos hizo una visita preciosa con informacion de la ciudad y los monumentos muy bien organizada y dosificada. Tuvimos una sorpresa final, que siempre que puede. dependiendo de circustancias que rodean la visita, la realiza. Mis hijos de 16/14 años me dijeron que ha sido la mejor visita guiada que han hecho, con eso lo digo todo. Gracias Javier!!!
Sheila 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Un free tour súper completo y sorprendente, Javier tiene muchísimo conocimiento y lo transmite con pasión. Sin duda alguna, recomendable 100%
Santiago 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Muy interesante!
Julián 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Nos encantó el tour. Javier es un estupendo y sensacional guía, sabe muchísimo, responde todas las consultas y es un verdadero placer escucharle. Sumamente recomendable y volveremos para conocer más de Burgos y su rica historia
Emilia 15 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Una maravilla!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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