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Burgos - Front of Cathedral


We stayed two nights in the lovely, traditionally Spanish town of Burgos and it was nowhere enough!

Despite being on the pilgrimage route it is a quintessentially Spanish town. We arrived on Saturday afternoon from Salamanca by train. By the time we has checked in to our hostel the excellent Hostal Acacia and made our way to the picturesque esplanade along the river the whole town was out on a "paseo", that most civilised of Spanish customs. Young and old, everyone was out in their best clothes, strolling along the treed avenue or chatting in the plaza around the beautiful, and newly cleaned, cathedral. What a charming place, and full of historical interest. The relics of St Theresa (of Avila) are kept in the Cathedral here and were on display prior to being shown in various places around the world.

We found a wonderfully Catillian small restaurant where the cook presented us with with the regional specialty (thinly sliced lamb chops) and the best house red wine I've ever had. We'll be back for more.

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Burgos - Front of Cathedral

The magnificent Burgos Cathedral in all its refurbished splendour.

Burgos - Side of Cathedral

The side of the Cathedral at Burgos with one of those ubiquitous and distictive street lamps from the 1830s in the foreground.

Burgos - Cathedral Entrance Doors

Some detail of the stonework around the side doors of the Burgos Cathedral.

Burgos - Looking Down on Cathedral

Looking down on Burgos Cathedral.

Burgos - St Teresa of Avila

Here lies St Theresa of Avila.

Burgos - Esplanade along River

The tranquil and charming esplanade along the riverside in Burgos.

Burgos - Monument Near Main Bridge

Typical Burgos street scene and monument near the main bridge in the town centre.

Burgos - Old City Wall

Unusual apartments in Burgos with an archway through for the traffic. Notice the remnant of the old city wall at the left of the apartments.

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