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Introduction

Burgos, Espanha

Burgos, Espanha

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Burgos is a city that lies on the river Arlanzon, about 210 kilometres north of Madrid. It is mostly famous for its Gothic cathedral, which dominates the old town. Burgos is the capital of the province of Burgos, which lies in the region of Castile and León.

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Sights and Activities

  • The Cathedral

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Weather

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max6.7 °C8.9 °C12 °C13.3 °C17.2 °C22 °C26.4 °C26.7 °C22.9 °C16.5 °C10.7 °C7.6 °C
Avg Min-1.2 °C-0.6 °C0.6 °C2.2 °C5.6 °C8.4 °C11 °C11.1 °C8.5 °C5.3 °C1.6 °C0.3 °C
Rainfall46 mm42 mm31 mm65 mm69 mm46 mm30 mm27 mm36 mm50 mm56 mm57 mm
Rain Days13121014148658121214

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Getting There

By Plane

In 2008 the airport of Burgos (RGS) was opened to commercial flights. Until then it had been a military airport. At the moment Iberia has flights to Barcelona and Paris (Orly).

By Train

Burgos is connected to the rest of the country by the rail network of Renfe. The AVE connections make Burgos easy and fast to reach from several major Spanish cities. From Madrid a trip takes 1 h 30 min and from Barcelona 3 h 30 min. Towns closer to Burgos like Valladolid and Vitoria-Gasteiz can be reached in 30 minutes, while a trip to or from Bilbao or León takes 1 hour.

For information check the website of Renfe

By Car

From Madrid, you can simply take the A-1 motorway to reach Burgos. From Burgos the A-1 goes to the north-east towards Victoria-Gasteiz. From León you can take the A-231, and from Valladolid and Palencia the A-62

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Area Serrano BurgosCtra. N-620 (Burgos-Valladolid) Km. 14 BunielGuesthouse81
Hotel Almirante BonifazCalle de Vitoria 22hotel-
Hotel Buenos AiresCtra. N I, km. 245 Burgos- VillafríaHotel-
Hotel CordonCalle de La Puebla 6hotel86
Hotel Rey ArturoCtra. A66, KM. 6,600 Villagonzalo PedernalesHotel-
Hotel Bulevar BurgosBonifacio Zamora de Usabel Ed. 1AHOTEL56
Hotel Milagros Rio Riaza53 Avda. Castilla MilagrosHotel-
Hotel Corona de CastillaC/ Madrid, 15Hotel69
Hotel Ciudad de BurgosCarretera Madrid-Irun, km. 249HOTEL-
Hotel Via GoticaPlaza Vega 3Hotel76
Hotel Camino de SantiagoCarretera Logroño KM 102 Los TomillaresHOTEL81
Arlanzon Farm HostelCamino de los Molinos s/n. ArlanzonHOSTEL-
Hostal MontorioCalle Burgos 35 MontorioGUESTHOUSE-
Hostal ArlanzonVitoria 242 1ºGUESTHOUSE-
Happy Hostal CarralesPuente Gasset 4 1st RightGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel Alda EntrearcosCalle de la Paloma 4HOTEL71
Hotel AbadiaAvda. Villadiego 10HOTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.

The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.

Post

If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.

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