Castañares → 7.10km → Burgos → Tardajos
To Santiago: 
483.80
Altitude: 
868
Notice: 

Once at the far end of Burgos be wary of misleading signs (some quite official looking) that point the way to Villabilla. That town has been severed from camino traffic by the construction of a rail track and some efforts have been made to surreptitiously reconnect it.

Fiesta: 

With such a long history it should come as no surprise that the fiestas and festivals celebrated in Burgos range from solemn to spectacular. Among the more notable celebrations are the processions of Semana Santa (Holy Week), Corpus Christi (a moveable feast, celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, which depends on Pentecost Sunday, which of course depends on Easter Sunday... the place to be is at the Monastery of Las Huelgas), and the festival of San Pedro and San Pablo (known together as Sampedros) in June.

Additionally, there are a number of more archaic events, some Moorish in origin and others pagan, that take place throughout the year. Burgos is a lively city.

The Road: 

The road out of Burgos is, thankfully, much shorter than the road in. The camino from here enters the meseta, with its endless plains of wheat. The landscape, while seemingly unremarkable, offers a wealth of flora and fauna and opportunities for peaceful contemplation.

History: 

Burgos was originally founded at the end of the 9th century in a bid to repopulate these northern plains. From the expulsions of the Muslims (around the end of the 11th century) it quickly became one of Castilla’s most important city. It was here that the Catholic Kings Isabel and Ferdinand...

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Correos: 
Plaza Conde de Castro 1, 09002, Mon-Fri: 0830-2030 & Sat: 0930-1300, 947 256 597
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Bus Terminal: 
Yes
Photo in Burgos on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Burgos on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Burgos on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Burgos on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Burgos on the Camino de Santiago

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

For all you vegan / vegetarian pilgrims or those simply seeking a less carnivorous option on the Camino, Curcuma Green Foods on Calle La Puebla offer delicious plant based dining. Wonderful ambience and friendly staff. Open all day Monday to Saturday.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

If you are in need of a massage, I highly recommend Ultreia!
Absolutely perfect for pilgrims and right in the centre of the city. The lady is a Doctor if Osteopathy so can also do adjustments if you would like them, otherwise she offers the most relaxing and muscle unwinding massage!
€25 for half an hour or €50 for an hour.
Contact +34 675 28 29 44
I had an hour and it was the best money I’ve spent!
Feet, legs back and front, back, neck, shoulders and arms! Everything you need by this time when you’ve walked 300kms!

-Sophie (31/08/2019)