Discovering the jewel of Castilla: 48 hours in Burgos

Welcome to an adventure that combines history, culture and gastronomy in one of Spain’s most fascinating destinations: Burgos. With its imposing Gothic cathedral, cobbled streets and exquisite local cuisine, this enchanting city invites you to immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey for 48 hours. In this guide, I will take you through a carefully designed itinerary to make the most of your time in this jewel of Castile. Check out our private tours here!

Day 1: History and Architecture

Start your day early with an energising breakfast in one of the cosy cafés in the historic centre of Burgos. Once you’re ready to explore, head to the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria, a true architectural treasure that has dominated the city’s skyline for centuries. Marvel at its impressive stained-glass windows, soaring vaults and sculpted façade as you immerse yourself in Spain’s medieval history.

After your visit to the cathedral, continue your tour through the old town of Burgos, where you’ll find charming squares, picturesque alleyways and historic buildings that will transport you back in time. Don’t miss the impressive Santa Maria Arch and the Museum of Human Evolution, which houses fascinating exhibits on the evolution of our species.

For lunch, indulge in some local gastronomic delights at one of the city’s traditional restaurants. From the famous Burgos cheese to succulent roast lamb dishes, the cuisine of this region will not fail to surprise you.

After recharging your batteries, continue exploring the hidden corners of Burgos or simply sit on an outdoor terrace and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the city. For dinner, let yourself be tempted by one of the haute cuisine restaurants offering a modern reinterpretation of traditional Castilian dishes.

Day 2: Nature and Tradition

On your second day in Burgos, spend the morning exploring the city’s surroundings and discovering its stunning natural environment. Head to the nearby Hoces del Ebro River, where you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes of rocky canyons and lush vegetation. If you are a nature lover, don’t hesitate to take one of the hiking trails that will take you through this spectacular landscape.

After a morning in contact with nature, return to the city to savour an authentic Castilian lunch in one of the area’s picturesque inns. Try dishes such as Burgos black pudding or roast lamb, accompanied by a good local wine.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the rich winemaking tradition of Burgos with a visit to one of the nearby wineries. Discover the wine-making process and taste some of the region’s most emblematic varieties, such as Ribera del Duero.

To round off your day in Burgos on a high note, attend a Castilian folklore show in one of the local theatres or simply stroll through the city’s illuminated streets, enjoying its nocturnal charm.


With its fascinating mix of history, culture and nature, Burgos is a destination that will not fail to surprise you at every turn. Whether exploring its historical monuments, tasting its exquisite gastronomy or admiring its breathtaking landscapes, every moment in this city will take you on a new adventure. So don’t wait any longer and plan your getaway to Burgos for an experience you’ll remember forever, and we’ll be waiting with open arms at Tour Travel & More to help you organise your perfect trip!

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