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Although Burgos oozes history, legends and art, this city has always been a relevant hub of development, commerce, exchange and interaction, i.e., of human activity. A cosmopolitan crossroad with universal vocation (indeed it was one of the most important commercial cities in Europe), it has wisely preserved its cultural and historical heritage without renouncing modernity.

Burgos is a unique city in Spain, since it combines three landmarks declared World Heritage Sites: the Cathedral (one of the prime examples of gothic art in Europe), Saint Jacob´s Way, and the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca (one of the most relevant research centres for human evolution in the world).




Burgos province, cradle of Castilla and Spanish language, is constituted by a real puzzle of peoples, monuments and singular corners. With heterogeneous landscapes and climatic diversity, Burgos boasts one of the most diverse natural habitats of the European continent. Land plenty of history and legend, its varied towns are full of churches, hermits, palaces, monasteries, towers and castles that live together with impressive natural landscapes.

A good deal of villages keeps their medieval flavor, including Covarrubias, Frías, Peñaranda de Duero and Oña. Several Romanesque monuments are scattered all over the province, Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey being its greatest exponent.




Access from Madrid: A-I
Access from the Basque Country: AP-I
Access from Valladolid: A-62
Access from León: Autovía de Santiago (A-231)
Access from La Rioja: N-120.
Access from Cantabria: N-623, N-627 y N-629
Access from Soria: N-112



The Bus Station is located in the city centre, closed o the Catedral and the Human Evolution Complex. There are numerous international, national and provincial bus lines that communicate Burgos and a good deal of destinations.

C/ Miranda, 4-6
Tel. (+34) 947 288 855
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The railway network allows access to Burgos through two lines: Madrid Burgos and Madrid-Valladolid-Hendaya.The new station “Rosa de Lima Manzano”, located 5 km from the city centre, is connected to the city by the following bus lines:

- 25 (Plaza España-Eladio Perlado),
- 43 (Plaza de España-Estación de Ferrocarril) 
- 80 (Universidad-Estación de Ferrocarril).

Estación de Tren “Rosa de Lima Manzano”
Avenida Príncipe de Asturias, s/n
Tel. (+34) 902 240 202
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The airport is situated between three major highways: the N - I, the A - 1 and the N - 120. It offers flights from Barcelona three days a week and two weekly flights from Burgos to Barcelona.
In Burgos Airport are the following modes of transportation to move to the city:
City Bus (Line 24): Bus Stop at the airport terminal.
Taxi: Stop at the front door of the airport.
Other airports nearby are Madrid-Barajas (km 236), Valladolid- Villanubla (136 km) and Bilbao-Loiu (125 km).

 Burgos-Villafría airport
NI-Ctra. Madrid Irún km 245
Tel.: (+34) 947 478 570
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Electricity is 230 volt. Plugs: type C and F.Depending on your country, you may need an adapter.


Smoking is banned in all public buildings in Spain including restaurants and bars. Most hotels have some rooms for smokers.


To make an international call from Spain, dial 00 and then add the country code followed by the telephone number. To call Spain from abroad, the country code is 34..

Useful phones:
Emergency: 112
Police: 091
Local Police: 092
Guardia Civil: 062
Social Security Emergencies: 061
Fire: 080
Cancellation bank cards: 902 362 62 00

Banking facilities
All Spanish and most international banks have braches in the city. Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9am - 2pm. Saturday: 9am - 1pm.


Burgos climate is continental. The average temperature in June is 17ºC, with significant variations between day and night (maximum of 23 degrees, minimum 9). Keep in mind that Burgos is over 800 meters high, so the temperature is usually about 3 degrees lower than in other cities with a similar climate.


The pedestrian character of the historic centre suggests thay you would better go on foot instead of going by car. Car parking downtown is regulated by the ORA systems (blue precints), that limit parking from Monday to Friday from 10.a.m. to 14 h., and from 16 h. to 20 h. and saturdaus from 10 h. to 14 h. However, the city has six public car parks totaling over 2,000 spaces:

- Human Evolution Museum
- Mercado Sur
- Plaza de Vega
- Plaza Mayor
- Virgen del Manzano
- Avenida del Cid
- Hospital Universitario

City buses
Burgos has an extensive bus service that covers the entire metropolitan area. The card can be purchased BONOBUS many shops identified with a sticker in the window. More information: www.aytoburgos.es

Taking a taxi in Burgos is simple, addressing one of the 15 stops enabled in the city, making a hand signal when approaching or calling to the station taxi associations. Tfnos.: 947 277 777/947 48 10 10

Bike rental
The City offers a bicycle rental service called BiCiBUR Phone 947 288 886.
More information: www.aytoburgos.es

The parking of Human Evolution offers its users the ability to borrow up to two electric bikes per car for free parking during your vehicle in the parking lot.