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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. Plan to visit Arcos de Santa Maria during your Burgos vacation using our convenient Burgos vacation generator.
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  • This arch is probably the prettiest of old city entrances I've ever seen. It leads from the river the the plaza by the cathedral. Definitely worth a photo of two. Take the time to read the plaques on ...  more »
  • The interior of this 15th C. masterpiece had free public entry on the Noche Blanca (White Night) festival. Much of the interior of this historic gateway features two floors of gallery space for curate...  more »
  • This arch is cool. I wish I new more about it other then it's old and looks cool. You don't need to spend a lot of time here but some time to take it all in would be good  more »
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  • 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.
  • Impressive and well preserved Medieval arc that was the entrance of the old city. The entrance is for free. It usually hosts temporary art exhibitions.
  • Very nice!

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Where to stay in Burgos

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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