Burgos, capital of the province of the same name, is a modern city situated in the heart of Castilla y León with a strong commitment to our cultural heritage, as evidenced by the Museum of Human Evolution, where all the fossils and other finds from the spectacular Sierra de Atapuerca site are studied and exhibited. Remains from the Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron ages have been found there. As one of the world's major archaeological sites, it has made valuable contributions to our knowledge of man's origins and evolution.
The city is located at a point where various important routes meet, including the route from Oporto in Portugal to Irún, connecting the north of Spain with centre of the peninsula, and the Way of Saint James, included in Unesco's World Heritage of Humanity list. Burgos is a compulsory stop for the thousands of European pilgrims making their way to Santiago each year.
Burgos and World Heritage of Humanity
Burgos has two World Heritage features recognised by Unesco. The first is the Way of Saint James to Santiago, while the second is the city's spectacular cathedral, which houses the Cappella del Conestabile. Built in the thirteenth century, it is one of the main attractions in a city full of history but whose life is in tune with modern times, making it attractive to travellers from all over the world.
What to see in Burgos
The city is home to many other points of interest such as the Cartuja de Miraflores, a spectacular monastery which takes one on a journey through the history of Castile, the Monasterio de las Huelgas, dating from a century earlier than the Cathedral and containing some of the oldest stained glass windows in Spain, San Nicolás church, Burgos Castle, which is even older, as it dates from the ninth century, the mediaeval gate Arco de Santa María, the Fuentes Blancas park, Castilfalé Palace, Casa del Cordón, Monasterio de San Juan, Paseo del Espolón and Paseo de la Isla.
Silken Hotels, the best option for accommodation in the city
So that you can enjoy all the attractions of Burgos, Silken welcomes you to our magnificent Silken Gran Teatro, a hotel built on the site of the city's old theatre. This gives the façade a special charm, contrasting perfectly with the modern interior, decorated in a contemporary style. Its location in Plaza Mío Cid, where Paseo del Espolón begins, allows you to explore the city on foot, discovering the countless places that bring thousands of visitors to the city each year, from both Spain and abroad.
The highest standards of comfort and service
In the hotel, you will find 117 comfortable rooms and a full range of services including a bar-cafeteria, gym, garage and a spectacular rooftop terrace providing magnificent views over Burgos. We have special offers for all types of traveller. Book through our official website and you will be guaranteed the best rates and you can take advantage of our free cancellation policy. There is no need to pay until you reach our hotel in Burgos.