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Castillo de Burgos

Cerro de San Miguel, Burgos, Spain
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Ranked #17 of 21 Attractions in Burgos
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: Burgos Castle   Burgos Castle is located at the Cerro de San Miguel, a hill that is 75 meters high. It was constructed by Conde Diego Rodriguez... more »
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nyc
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Not much left, mostly the plan off the walls, but a fascinating history well presented. Has marvelous views over the city also.

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Granada, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a truely amazing Cathedral and an absolute must for anyone interested in history, architecture or art.

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Lyon, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

An interesting attraction for the city. Well done, some parts to visit inside, some outside. You have the possibility to go down 70 meters under the earth in a well!

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153 reviews 153 reviews
69 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A very interesting site that allows you to learn and understand Saint' (and Europe's) interesting and complicated history. At the top of the castle you can admire the most beautiful views from the city.

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Lisbon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Its not worth go inside to see a destroyed castle. The view is free. We saw families giving up because of the ridiculous fee

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