Burgos was founded in 884, and its historical heritage is always evident to the visitor. It is a monumental town, charming for that so typical medieval northern Castilian ambience. Burgos was the birthplace of the Spanish 11th Century hero El Cid. Generally the town is quiet and clean, and after your sightseeing-tour or a walk through one of the parks you may want to try out Burgos' exquisite cuisine. Some of the specialties of Burgos include: roasted suckling lamb, succulent potpourri, garlic soups, Burgos style lentils, ground pork and Castile style trout, not to forget its wonderful blood sausage. A fine selection of red and rose wines is available to accompany these regional specialties.
The city's remarkable Gothic cathedral is a building of exceptional beauty. Burgos is well known for its cathedral. In fact, it is the third largest cathedral in Spain. The construction of this masterpiece of gothic art began in 1221 and continued on for three centuries. You'll be amazed by its facade and the finely worked floral decoration of its two spires. It is here that the tomb of "El Cid" can be found. Important monuments here also include the Cartuja de Miraflores and the Monastery of Las Huelgas. The Old Quarter preserves Renaissance churches and palaces. The San Millan Suso and Yuso monasteries are also worth a visit while in Burgos. Less than 15km east of Burgos there is a totally different attraction -- the Atapuerta archeological site. It contains prehistoric tools and bones of the earliest humans in Europe.
After a full day of sightseeing, you will want to lay your head and relax in comfort. A number of Burgos hotels will offer you to do just that. The Norte y Londres Hotel is situated in the city centre next to the Cathedral. On the Madrid - Irun route the hotel offers the best services and facilities. Guestrooms are classically decorated and offer the standard modern comforts.
Husa Arlanzon Hotel is located in the lovely city centre and offers 80 guest rooms. Each room is well equipped with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, private bathroom, telephone and more. Some of the hotel facilities include restaurant, cafe and well-equipped conference rooms among others.
Next to the Arco de San Martin, in the close vicinity of the Burgos Castle, and just 10 minutes walk to the Burgos Cathedral is Abba Burgos Hotel. It is a brand new establishment, the newest of Burgos hotels. The hotel offers 110 comfortable guest rooms that have excellent panoramic views of the city. Abba Burgos has excellent facilities, nice friendly staff, reasonable buffet breakfast, marble everywhere, very clean. Good position to walk to the city. Rooms are large, allowed very good sleep. Bathrooms are also large, clean with everything one needs.
If decide to look for more Burgos hotels, check out Corona De Castilla. This hotel is situated in the centre of Burgos close to the famous gothic cathedral nearby shops and restaurants can be found. All rooms are medium in size; they are all fully furnished with bedside cabinets and desk for work. Direct dial telephone, piped music and satellite TV. Bathrooms are also complete and some of them have hydro massage bathtub.
You'll find that Burgos hotels provide excellent amenities and all the comfort you need.