The city: Burgos
Founded in 884 by Earl Diego Porcelos, during the rule of Alfonso III, the city of Burgos displays the influences that its founders have instilled over the centuries. The whole city has unique corners, squares and narrow streets, and a beauty enhanced not only by its monuments, but also by the beautiful parks which lend themselves to a stroll and offer visitors a multitude of delights.
From the hill on which the Castle stands, which offers wonderful views over the city, Burgos seems well within reach, with its network of old districts and with the Cathedral as pièce de résistance. The Cathedral towers over us with its splendid mixture of tall and short turrets and spires, with most impressive crafted stone roofs that tail off to the clear, blue skies of Castile.
Nearby stand the Gothic churches of San Estéban, San Gil, San Nicolás and Santa Águeda; a little further away, San Lesmes and on the outskirts of the city, the splendid Real Monasterio de las Huelgas area and, even further out, as if lost in the depths of green pine forests, the Cartuja de Miraflores.
Yacimientos de AtapuercaAbba Burgos hotel offers you an offer including a guided visit (book online in Deals)
Atapuerca Archaeological Sites placed to approximately 15 kms. of Burgos. Space of Natural Interest, Well of Cultural Interest and Heritage of the Humanity like consequence of the exceptional archaeological and paleontological findings.
CathedralTo 300 meters of the hotel abba Burgos raises one of the most beautiful monuments of the Gothic art and there has deserved the title of Heritage of the Humanity (1984).
Human Evolution Museum in BurgosThe abba Burgos hotel is near the Museum of the Human Evolution (MEH) and we have an offer including tickets for the Museum (book on-line in Deals). Consults the timetables and rates of the Museum of the Evolution in Burgos.
San Nicolas ChurchNear of our hotel, Saint Nicholas de Bari's Church of Burgos is a catholic temple placed in to the Camino de Santiago, in Fernán's Gonzalez street, opposite the cathedral. I the interior, we find the altarpiece in stone, one of the most impressive and monumental of the Art of the Castilian Renaissance, realized in the 15th century.
Solar del Cid"El Solar del Cid” is a monument constructed in 1784 by the artist Jose Cortés.
It reminds the place where the familiar house of the Leader was according to the oral tradition.
Fernán Gonzalez is placed in the street and is a step of the Way of Santiago.
Monastery de las Huelgas“El Real Monasterio de Las Huelgas” (Monastery), in Burgos, of religious Cistercians, was founded in 1187 by Alfonso VIII and his wife Leonor.
The will of Alfonso VIII and Leonor, demonstrated explicitly in 1199, was to do of Strikes the Royal Pantheon. In the temple, occupied by the Cistercians, there are the royal sepulchers of the founding monarches and of his immediate successors. From the tombs of this Royal Pantheon there come the vestments exposed now in the Museum of Medieval Fabrics.
Cartuja de MirafloresThe Cartuja de Miraflores is a monastic set built in a hill to approximately three kilometres of the downtown of Burgos.
Is in park of Fuentes Blancas, in the east zone of the city. Can accede by foot and with private vehicle, has free parking.
The Museum of The Book Fadrique BasileaThe Museum of The Book Fadrique Basilea shows his collection in a didactic exhibition with the interest of bringing this fascinating world over to his visitors. It opened his doors on July 23, 2010. <br/< The person who gives name to the Museum, Fadrique of Basilea, was the most important printer of Europe in the 15th century The peculiarity of the Museum of the Book Fadrique of Basilea is that we can "take it to us to house ".
Any of the works or exposed collections can form a part of our particular collection so, in general, they all are to the sale.
Museum of Modern ArtThe Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos also known as CAB of Burgos, it is a museum dedicated to the contemporary art. It is located in the high part of the historical center of the city, to 200 meters of the hotel abba Burgos, close to San Esteban's Church.
Burgos MuseumClose to the Cathedral and of the Camino de Santiago, and next the Museum of the Human Evolution, is framed in the beautiful Renaissance palace of Miranda's House, the Museum of Burgos.
Across important collections formed by pieces that shows us the historical and cultural evolution of the province of Burgos from the Paleolithic to the present day.
Museo del RetabloLocated in San Esteban's church, to approximately 500 meters of the hotel abba Burgos.
In the Museum of the Altarpiece, pieces are exposed, fundamentally altarpieces, belonging to different parishes of the Diocese of Burgos that, for safety reasons and conservation, have had to be moved and compiled in this space, trying to support their function as far as possible.
In total, 18 altarpieces corresponding to the XVIth, XVIIth and XVIIIth century are exposed.
The EspolónThe Espolón is one of the most important urban spaces inhabitants of Burgos. On April 3, 1788 the Town hall of Burgos requests permission to landscape the existing space between the bridges of Santa Maria and San Paul and to construct a levee (of there the name comes).
El Paseo de la Isla (Botanical garden)It is considered a real botanical garden. Consists of up to almost a hundred of arboreal different species, the majority of they of origin exotic. It is completed by some monumental pieces distributed by the walk.
These remains turn to this zone in an authentic archaeological park. Together with them there appear new fountains and an enormous variety of trees and vegetable species, as chestnut-trees, maples, bananas, beeches, black poplars, secuoyas, cedars, cypresses, hollies … perfectly identified across cartels, which allow the accomplishment of didactic visits.