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Burgos is known worldwide for being a medieval city and hometown of “El Cid”. Also, It is famous because is located just 15 km away for the Atapuerca Caves, where fossils of the earliest known Hominins in West Europe have been found.
Other reason that Burgos is known is because pilgrims from all around, stops in Burgos on their pilgrimage to Santiago.
Pilgrims get into the Cathedral through the Fernan Gonzalez Street. It is mandatory to contemplate Burgos’s Cathedral and keep walking the Calle Sombreria until you get into Plaza mayor.
Calle Sombreria, perfect place to start learning about the tapas’s art. Good places all along the street like Morito in number 27, always full of clientele appreciating the small dishes. At number 29 of the street, get into the Gaona Jardin Bar. Some nights music shows included at the patio.
It you have the time, we recommend you to walk to the Castillo Mirador, park outside the city where you will have amazing views from the city and the cathedral. There are nice gardens and a bar to enjoy the view.
La Casa del Cordon is located in Calle Victoria. It is a Renaissance building from the Catholic kings, Isabell and Fernando. Cristobal Colon had a meeting with them in this building after his first trip to America. In front of the house, the Casa Ojeda restaurant offer a delicious menu of castilian dishes: cordero lechal, liebre guisada, migas con chorizo…
Before leave the biggest city that you are going to find for a week in the Camino Frances before to achieve Leon, you should eat at Casa Pancho, best tapas bar of the city. It is essential to order Jamon Iberico croquet and “cojonuda” tapa , black pudding with eggs.
In the same street Calle San Lorenzo , some steps from Pancho, you can have some tapas at the La Comidilla Bar.
On your way to Santiago, going out the city of Burgos, you will walk in front of the Santa Gadea Church and the San Martin Arc, one of the doors of the medieval wall.
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