Arcos de Santa Maria, Burgos

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Once an integral section of the massive defensive wall surrounding ancient Burgos, Arcos de Santa Maria today serves as a reminder of the city’s grand heritage. The gate’s castle-like appearance was crafted in 1553 as a grandiose entrance to the town center. Admire its medieval-style towers, which form a crown around its roof, as well as the many inset sculptures of famous historical Castilians. Explore the inside of the building to view a large mural painted on the interior, along with occasional small art or historical exhibits. To visit Arcos de Santa Maria on your holiday in Burgos, and find out what else Burgos has to offer, use our Burgos online travel planner .
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  • You enter via this port the city of Burgos. On allend are the various vrote images with real swords. Beautifully lit in the evening.
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  • Undoubtedly the most beautiful is outside but if you find it open to passing is not lost anything on enter and come to the viewpoint and inside see replica of the sword of el Cid. If you don't have time to enjoy the outside
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  • Required to make photo, beautiful night. Located in the historical district, close to the Cathedral.
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  • Magnificent medieval gate acting as the entrance to the plaza in front of the cathedral. Must see in Burgos on your camino
  • One of the best archways or city gates that I have seen. A must see
  • Be ready to enter medieval Burgos through this amazing gate, very well preserved. You can even get in for free and admire the fantastic wooden ceilings, the views from the tower, or some temporary exposition inside the rooms.
  • One of the ancient entrances to Burgos city, inside you can visit important and legendary remains and other contemporary ones.
  • Very nice and beautiful. The gate to enter Burgos.

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With a small, but concentrated, population, centralized accommodations are easy to find. In fact, most hotels are located mainly within the old town near the Burgos Cathedral. Quiet locally-run pensions grace the city outskirts and provide affordable rates.
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