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Essential Burgos - Old Town and Cathedral
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.
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)
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Plaza San Juan 33 09004 Burgos SpainPlaza San Juan 33 09004 Burgos Spain
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.
1Outside visitChurch of San Lesmes Abad
2Outside visitSaint John's Monastery
3Outside visitCord House
4Outside visitPlaza Mio Cid
5Outside visitMuseum of Human Evolution (MEH)
6Outside visitmain theater
7Outside visitSpur Walk
8Outside visitBurgos cathedral
9Outside visitArch of Santa Maria
10Outside visitChurch 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).