GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Essential Burgos - Old Town and Cathedral

Duration: 2h
Languages: 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, the 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 , right on the Camino de Santiago , where I will explain the origins of the city and its decisive role in the Reconquest.

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

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

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 Papamoscas , famous bell ringer of the Cathedral , and his assistant the 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 needles 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 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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Daniel 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Es una ciudad que merece la pena visitar, repleta de rincones interesantes y con unas calles y monumentos preciosos
Elena 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
El tour con Javier está lleno de sorpresas!! Súper recomendable para conocer Burgos de una forma entretenida
Sara 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Javier nos hizo un tour espectacular, disfruta con lo que hace, es una fuente de conocimientos, sorprendente final. Gracias Javier.
Ana Belén 25 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Una visita increíble!!Nos ha encantado el recorrido y el recital en la iglesia de San Nicolás ha sido maravilloso, pura fantasía!!
Mireia 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Sin duda todo un profesional!! Y la sorpresa final fue de 11!!!! Repetiria sin dudarlo!! Gracias por hacernos nuestra visita a burgos mas especial!!!
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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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