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Castillo de Burgos

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CharlieinTexas wrote a review Dec 2019
Austin, Texas3,441 contributions241 helpful votes
Easy 10 minute walk up from the cathedral — paved incline, a bit steep briefly after a bit, then about 75 steps, then more incline, still paved. No rush if you need a break. Lookout point is great — can see for a long way. Reached the entrance of the castle at 4:30. I didn’t expect to get in, as the castle closed at 4:40. But, as the guard opened the gate to let people out I asked if I could take one photo (outside the gate, before he closed it again). Nope! What a crappy fellow, that needs a talking to from the local tourist folks. This guy obviously missed the message that Christmas teaches us all ... Photo taken through the gate and a few more outside ...
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Date of experience: December 2019
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PeterGarrett78 wrote a review Nov 2019
Pewsey, United Kingdom1,571 contributions240 helpful votes
The site itself is still filled with military earth works and field fortifications, quite often you can be walking beside a ‘mound’ of earth and think that it’s a natural feature. In fact these are defences built up by the French military around 1805-1809 during the Peninsular war. The Duke of Wellington tried unsuccessfully to siege the castle making a few attempts all ending in failure. The castle that sits on the site now is a fake built around the 1980’s for tourists but it does sit on the site of the original castle of the time, there are still some original stone works to be seen and the field fortifications are original; now covered in trees they would have been devoid of any vegetation at the time. The views out over the city of Burgos are decent, there is a seasonal cafe and loos on the site with plenty of information boards too. Despite the current castle being a fake the site is well worth a visit for the amount of genuine and authentic information you will get from it. It’s also a decent walk around the site too. It’s one of the only places in Europe where you can see the remains of a genuine breach of a castles walls as the French failed to fill one of the breaches in. Standing at the bottom you can only imagine how devastating it would have been for Wellington’s men to attempt to advance into the castle whilst under murderous fire and constant attack.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Samuel P wrote a review Oct 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom285 contributions56 helpful votes
The castle is much of a ruin but with plenty of interpretation boards in three languages, including English. You will learn a lot about the history and get some great views over the surrounding area as you walk the walls. Under cover are the oldest parts of the ruins. What I did not know was that the castle figured in the Napoleonic wars, with Wellington being thwarted at the gates. A memorial to all the regiments that took part in the siege is outside the gate. Free to enter but no toilets or guide book.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Temper43 wrote a review Oct 2019
Panama City, Panama1,113 contributions308 helpful votes
Its in ruins for a logical reason, it is ancient and is where the town started, but it is worth making the visit to the underground part of it, entrance is free and the guide was very good, all his explanations were very clear, and apart from a nice view from the hill where the castle is located, understanding the engineering feat of the underground source of water is amazing.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dsam3 wrote a review Sep 2019
Athens, Greece380 contributions44 helpful votes
We actually didn't go inside because we didn't have enough time. It's definitely worth it to walk up there anyway!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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