Burgos – A Haven in Disguise

Just 2 hours and 45 minutes drive from Madrid, Burgos offers its visitors a old world culture, a change of pace, a change of scenery, some intricate food and change of weather.

Only a short distance away from Madrid, Burgos is at a much higher elevation and it therefore presents the Madrid city dwellers along with others, a respite from domineering heat or a cold joggle during winters. Burgos proudly boasts of the very first Gothic cathedral and the city welcomes the adventurers with a unique ambience.

For travel to Burgos, you need a computer that has an Internet access in order to book tickets on Rail Europe. The tickets from Madrid to Burgos can be booked easily by visiting Rail Europe website. Prices for the tickets are quite moderate unless and until you opt for an upgrade. You can also purchase the Eurail Spain Pass if you want to travel other locations in Spain as well.

Visiting different areas of interests in Spain is easy with the Eurail select pass. If you have senior citizens in your group or you are traveling in a big group, you can avail great discounts. You can also avail youth fares if you are not more than 26 years of age. In case you only wish to travel to Burgos, by only a point-to-point ticket.

After you have booked your train tickets from Madrid to Burgos, reach the arrival and departure time carefully and pack your bags accordingly. By choosing to travel on Sundays, you can save some money by opting for intercity train. Intercity trains take more time than Talgo but are much cheaper. However on Sundays they take only 15 minutes longer then Talgo train.

The enticing city of Burgos has been a historical nexus. Burgos Cathedral, Cathedral of Santa Maria, Monasterio de las Huelgas, Cartuja de Miraflores, Caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca and Casa del Cordon are some well-known places in Burgos. The remarkable Gothic cathedral is a masterpiece and exhibits extraordinary beauty. This largest cathedral in country has a tomb named ‘El Cid’.

Burgos Old city still maintains its Renaissance palaces and churches and these buildings are truly worth a visit. The Atapuerta, 15 km towards the east of Burgos is a spectacular archaeological site that contains prehistoric tools and the bones of earliest human beings that occupied Europe. These bones date some 800,000 years back. Though it is a small city, but Burgos has got a lot that can captivate any visitor.

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