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Castillo de Burgos, Burgos

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With a period of construction spanning some 500 years, Castillo de Burgos still impresses visitors as a fortress sitting 75 m (246 ft) above the city. Currently, the castle contains a recreational park with streets named for poets. The partial reconstruction of the castle, which fell during the Napoleonic wars, has enabled its use as a museum. You can even visit the well, some 300 m (984 ft) deep, along with its underground galleries. You’ll enjoy the interesting story of these tunnels. Use our Burgos itinerary builder to add Castillo de Burgos and other attractions to your Burgos vacation plans.
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  • We went up to the castle in the afternoon and had a peaceful walk through the walking trails surrounding the castle. On arriving at the castle, we found it was closed, even though the opening hours on...  more »
  • The castle was closed when we were in Burgos, but I was totally unimpressed with the exterior and castle walls. Most of the castle was destroyed centuries ago. What's left are low walls with no towers...  more »
  • Visited this site with friends and saw simulated sword fights. Fun and interesting with a good commentary/explanation by the guide. Thunder and lightning during the visit provided an interesting backd...  more »
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  • The castle itself is quite average, usual Spanish reconstructed castle with good walkways around giving great views of the town. However if you pay a higher entry fee (€3.70 rather than €2) you get to go on a guided walk underground. The castle has an enormously deep well, and underground passages were dug to clean / protect the well. To go underground you have to join a tour at hour intervals. There is a talk about the underground works and the castle, you put on a hard hat and then descend a stairway into the tunnels. The guide takes you through the low and narrow passageways before emerging up a spiral staircase next to the well. The only issue is that the tour is entirely in Spanish with not even a word or two of English explanation. It was slightly understandable as the guide had so much to get through, but disappointing not to have even a token word here or there as the guide spoke perfect English and it was a small group of 8, half of which were English speakers.
  • Very beautiful view. From there you can see Cathedral and all city
  • There is not too much left of the original castle. However, it is possible to visit the underground secret network of tunnels
  • For a small fee you can see close to the Castle and a small museum in which are some found in the same replicas that will be accompanied by an audiovisual presentation that will help us to situate ourselves at the time. If we pay a little more €3.70 without student and € 2.60 with bonus bonus, we can access a series of galleries that communicate with a well 60 m used in his time for obtaining water. It is worth paying a little more and visit these galleries together with the well, the estimated time of the visit of the same round the 20 minutes.
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  • Visit mandatory in burgos. A 15-minute walk from the Cathedral. The entrance is cheap, somewhat less 5 euros and you have access to the Castle, a small Museum (with replicas) and the above all to a guided tour of the underground galleries, best of all, which is important not carry much weight and comfortable footwear. Looking at other reviews, I must say that not gave us free entrance for the Museum of the book, perhaps to be August. It is worth climbing to see him, and that not passes you do the guided visit to the galleries, are worth.
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