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Castillo de Burgos

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Address: Cerro de San Miguel, Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: 947 28 88 74

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Decent ruins of a castillo, nice view of the city

We toured the ruins of the castillo on our own during our stay. We did not do the guided underground tour, although it looked interesting. The ruins of the castillo are neat to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Walla Walla, Washington
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Walla Walla, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We toured the ruins of the castillo on our own during our stay. We did not do the guided underground tour, although it looked interesting. The ruins of the castillo are neat to walk around but not terribly exciting to experience unless you are a major castle aficionado. The view of the city and countryside from the walls is quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Theres not much left to the castle. But its worth hiking up the hill to enjoy the great views of Burgos! The hike only takes about 2 minutes to do and anyone can do it.

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Burgos, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There are many more sights worth seeing in Burgos, rather than the ruins of this castle, albeit you do you learn more about the history of this town. The walk up there however is worth it for the marvellous view and in summer there is a small cafe at the top open in the afternoons, which on a hot day... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a big hike to see a destroyed fortress. After walking the Camino, Burgos beckons as a break, not more walking, especially uphill. Skip this; it's not worth it.

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Parksville, BC
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35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We walked up the hill from town, arriving at the castle at about 9:30 am. When we walked up to the gate to check when it opened, the security guard came out and chased us off, so we didn't actually get to see beyond the gate. But we did have a great walk around the hilltop, with some excellent views... More 

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nyc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This would have been an impressive piece of history to tour had the French not blown up a large part of it. What's left is an interesting series of ruins. We were unable to take the tour of the well and castle tunnels. The view from the castle is impressive, but the area around Burgos is not beautiful. It is... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Once in Burgos, you must visit the castle. To get there, climb a few stairs in a square on the side of the cathedral. Buy the full visit (catacombs included). It Worth the visit. The tunnels are very narrow. If you're claustrophobic beware. The visit to the catacombs is a bit short (10-15 minutes) because the Napoleon troops exploded a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Steep walk, beautiful view of Burgos, the castle remains are from the year 1000 (hence not much left of it). The underground well was very impressive, we never saw anything like that before. Incredible to think how it was built so many years ago. The theory is that the same builders who built the Cathedral also built the well. The... More 

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unfortunatelly, there isn't much left after Napoleon blew the castle up but still the history is very interesting as well as the well. It's fascinating what people did back in the day to conquer or protect the castle. I felt like the tour could take a while longer and be more informative. Even though our tour guide was very sweet... More 

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Alcala De Henares, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you have children they will probably enjoy this if you do the guided tour down to the tunnels and the well.

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