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

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Cheap entry and good underground visit

As a retired person the entry is great value. There are great views from the battlements though there isn't a lot of the castle left after being blown up in the past. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a retired person the entry is great value. There are great views from the battlements though there isn't a lot of the castle left after being blown up in the past. The underground visit is interesting (and cool when hot outside). You go down tunnels built to try to intercept people from the town who were digging under the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The remains of the castle is on a hill overlooking the city. It is a bit of a hike up there on a hot day but good views over the city. Not an enormous amount of the castle left other than the walls as the French blew it up during the Napolionic Wars. They have made a good go at... More 

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Located in the historic centre of Burgos, the Castillo and Cathedral form the major historic sites of this city. They are both well preserved and it is possible to walk around to view the various historic items. Many of the information signs are in English as well as Spanish.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Visited again recently. Although a ruin it is an interesting castle that offers great views over Burgos and the surrounding area.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

First, please note that "Castillo" here means fort, rather than "castle". Visiting the Castillo is the best way to learn about the fascinating history of this important city. The Castillo was established during the Spanish war to reconquer the peninsula from the Moors as part of an effort to repopulate this newly reconquered territory with Christians. The city of Burgos... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The castle itself is quite average, usual Spanish reconstructed castle with good walkways around giving great views of the town. However if you pay a higher entry fee (€3.70 rather than €2) you get to go on a guided walk underground. The castle has an enormously deep well, and underground passages were dug to clean / protect the well. To... More 

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Fuentes de Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

A very steep walk up to the Castle from Burgos,time for a rest reaching the view point looking over the town,showing the town is in a bowl shape and does not sprawl into the countryside.We countinued up to the Castle main gate,only to be turned away by the police as the Castle was shut due to a forthcoming event.We were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

It is certainly not worth visting Burgos for the castle or the view, but if you want to walk off a long slow walk round the cathedral with the audio tour, then do walk up to the Mirador. At least it is free. You realise how enclosed by countryside Burgos is. I only took one photograph and I will attach... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Although only ruins remain what is there gives a could impression of what the original structure must been like, assisted by some clever computer drawings to complete the picture. Didn't have time for the galleries and well, but the drawings, live cameras and video walk-through suggest it would be worth the effort another time. Fantastic 360 views of Burgos and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Ancient castle ruins. Lots of printed information so you know exactly what you're looking at and the history behind it. There is a spectacular view of Burgos from the castle.

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