Burgos is located in the north of Spain, in Europe’s north-south commercial hub, halfway between Spain’s border with France and the Spanish capital, Madrid. The city centre still retains an outstanding set of artistic and monumental structures composed of the Cathedral – declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO –, a protected historic quarter and buildings that have remained intact over time, such as the Cistercian monastery of Las Huelgas and the Carthusian monastery of Miraflores.
A historic city that has known how to maintain its heritage and the culture of times gone by, influenced by the thousands of travellers coming from different parts of the world who have left their mark thanks to the fact that Burgos has become an essential stopover along the route of the Way of Saint James.
Thanks to Burgos’ proximity to the archaeological sites of the Atapuerca mountains, just 15km away, making it a reference point for studying human evolution that was also recognised by UNESCO, which declared it a World Heritage site in 2000.
Due to its geography featuring a wide variety of climates and altitudes, the province of Burgos generates a great abundance of different products from its carefully tended agriculture, livestock farming and the maintenance of customs such as hunting and fishing.
Burgos is also well known throughout Spain for its food as a result of the products that take its name, such as the black pudding (morcilla de Burgos) or the fresh cheese, which are the most popular, and are also available in different local varieties. In addition to these, the suckling lamb, roast meats and stews attract increasing numbers of foodies to the city’s restaurants.
In the capital, you can enjoy products from all over Burgos such as bread and wine are staple foods, and the perfect complement to these products from the region. In Burgos, the “torta de Aranda” bread is a delicacy, washed down with the Designation of Origin wines of Arlanza or Ribera del Duero – two winegrowing districts that are well established in the national and international markets. Both have the mark of guarantee of their respective designations of origin.
Adding to this culinary offering are the miniature dishes that restaurants, bars, cafés, taverns and inns prepare and tempt us with from their bars that display an attractive selection of tapas, portions or ramekins. More than enough excuses to head there for a foodie getaway.