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Address: Cerro de San Miguel, Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: 947 28 88 74
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Splendid views over the city and surrounding area

Great views from the site over the city. A steep climb up to it, but the air in Burgos is good and so it's a pleasure! Not much left of the castle to see, but there's a guided... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Verona, Italy
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

a must visit sight if you are interested in the history of the Peninsular War. do look for the sign that details who fought and died in the taking of the castle by Wellington's men.

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Verona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great views from the site over the city. A steep climb up to it, but the air in Burgos is good and so it's a pleasure! Not much left of the castle to see, but there's a guided visit to the underground passageways which might be inciting to some.

Thank aprilevent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The castle is about 15 minutes uphill walk, mostly stairs, from the city centre but can also be reach by car. It has lovely views of Burgos and the entrance is cheap. Unfortunately we couldn't go in the tour as our children are too young ( minimum age is 7 years old) but we enjoyed it anyway. I'd recommend to... More 

Thank amotravelling
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I only walked around the castle as you can pretty much see the same views from the outside (especially the Mirador view is quite nice). If you do go inside, you can climb one of the towers and really get a paranomic view of the city. It is not a particularly big castle. Just outside the gate is a restaurant... More 

Thank stonewithnomoss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

During summer months the castle is open for visits most days and not just weekends. I went today ( monday ) and decided to walk up from the cathedral. It was a pleasant walk up to the viewpoint with its amazing views over the city and continued up to the castle. Entrance fee can be either 2.60 for just castle... More 

Thank GtravellerALC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We walked up the steps to the castle which is a bit of a hike on a hot day, but you can drive up and park if needed. However you make your way up, it's well worth a visit with excellent views of the city and surrounding areas and a very interesting couple of hours ahead of you. Check the... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An experience I will never forget. Steeped in the past these cave are some of the oldest in Europe. Back through the ages and you can just imagine life as it was back then. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This hill near the middle of the city is worth a visit. The castle itself is not much to see but the view over the city, and especially the cathedral is worth the short climb. You can also see the Romanesque Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas just beyond the walls. Just nearby, in the walls of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were unlucky to be able to visit the castle on our only day in Burgos, my advise is to check the opening times beforehand to avoid disappointment. From the road and through the closed gates there is very little to view of the castle dating back to the 9th century. Regardless of this the views over the city from... More 

Thank kpiddy
South East England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Uphill walk only made hard but the huge lunch we had just eaten! Views of town extend out to open countryside and cathedral completely dominates those views making some of the modern buildings look extremely ugly!

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