Visit Burgos - Best of Burgos

Burgos is located in northern Spain inhabited by around 1,80,000 people out of which 20,000 live in its metropolitan area.

Early humans lived in the city of Burgos over 800,000 years ago. Excavations have brought up many interesting archaeological finds in the area. Later in its history, Burgos became a part of Roman territory. With the rise of Christianity in the region, it came to be known as Castile or the land of castles. The city boasts of many historical tourist attractions such as the Burgos Cathedral which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and the Monasterio de las Huelgas which is an important cultural site and a still active monastery.  

Its economy is powered mainly by trade and its industrial sector along with wheat cultivation that occurs near the boundaries of the city.

Its pleasant Mediterranean climate makes it an ideal tourist destination during the summers. The gothic architecture that bejewels the city will leave you stunned. It’s a city garbed as a small, old-fashioned town with its history and culture. It’s also home to some of the best eateries especially if you’re restaurant-hopping for some flavourful tapas. The activities and things to do here will leave you charmed with its quaint, unassuming prettiness and undeniable majesty. Happy vacationing!

Burgos Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Burgos tips for your visit

  • If you are travelling by taxis, remember that you will have to pay a surcharge at night and during holidays.
  • There are guided tours available at important tourist spots, however remember that they will most likely be in Spanish. Notify your tour guide in advance if you do not speak the language. 

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Facts and Stats for Burgos*

  • Pollution Statistics in Burgos

    Know the pollution level of Burgos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15 (Very Low)
  • Burgos: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Burgos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Burgos.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Burgos - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.22 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.09 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.61 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 81.94 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.58 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.56 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Burgos

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Burgos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.02 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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