Burgos Tourism

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!

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

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety Index 64.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.09 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.53 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 81.94 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.02 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 91.47 (Moderate)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.32 USD

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

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