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Address: Cerro de San Miguel, Burgos, Spain
Phone Number: 947 28 88 74
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Visit for the underground walk not the castle

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York
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114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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UK
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120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Fuerteventura
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665 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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Merstham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

The climb to the castle takes you away from the centre of Burgos and into a green space with spectacular views of the city and surrounding countryside. There's a ton of history associated with the castle and a sympathetic memorial to the deaths that resulted from the siege during the Peninsular War. If it's winter and windy be sure to... More 

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Burgos castle is at the top of a hill and has an amazing view on the little city of Burgos. The castle itself sucks but the view is really worth it

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Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We climbed the steps to the Burgos castle. The view of Burgos from the castle wall is spectacular. The kids took the tour down into the Castle well

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Boise, Idaho
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126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

At first glance you may not understand why this attraction rates so incredibly high. So, once there, take in the view, walk the self-guided tour and imagine the city in 884 which is basically where you are standing. Situated on a hill to protect the inhabitants, the city burst the walls as the population grew. That spill-over is where Burgos... More 

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