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The perfect entrance to Burgos

If possible, start your Burgos tour on the opposite side of the river and enter through this... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Beautiful walk along the river in Burgos

As you exit the main square stop and admire this gate and then turn left and stroll along the... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

If possible, start your Burgos tour on the opposite side of the river and enter through this historic gate (Arco) which was one of the original 12 gates to the city. The gate is decorated in Renaissance style and the interior is open to visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

As you exit the main square stop and admire this gate and then turn left and stroll along the beautiful promenade all the way to the impressive statue of El Cid. Stop and admire the view, it is especially stunning at sunset.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

I suggest you enter this "Arco" from the other side of the river. The view across the bridge is stunning. You may feel what many other people from centuries ago have felt. The imposing view of this gate, which reflected the relevance of this city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

This entrance gate, at the end of the bridge crossing the Arlazon river, there is a stunning entrance gate to the town and the cathedral square. The gate is decorated with several statues on the side to enter the town, and is a great sight....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The magnificent gateway into Burgos approached by an equally stunning bridge over the Rio Arlanzon. Immediately after the Arco, your views open up to take in the Cathedral. Together, they all take your breath away. Now you have a choice, straight on & into the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We started of Northern Spain trip with the old city of Burgos and the Arco de Santa Maria is definitely an imposing entrance to the old city leading directly to the cathedral of Burgos. Burgos was established in 884 for military reasons. Over the centuries,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

The old City entrance is quite impressive. It gives you the right impression of a noble city’s entrance in the Middle Ages. The monumentality and the beauty of the statues makes you stop and helps you to induce you in the visit of the old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vitor A
Reviewed August 20, 2018

There aren't too many entrances to an old town that are as beautiful as this. It is imposing during the day and beautiful, with its feature lighting in the evening. It is also the entrance to one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FredSG
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Visit this gateway to Burgos and entrance to the city! It is right off the river near many cafes and restaurants. Shopping along the river and this wonderful addition of old world charm in this Arch. Look closely at all the statues and carvings. Another...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janiepo85
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Impressive gate off of the Puente de Santa Maria bridge leading into the Plaza Rey San Fernanado and the Cathedral. This arched gate remains from the walls that once completely surrounded the major city of medieval Burgos. There is quite a lovely tree-lined promenade leading...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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