Guys, I know I have been quiet and I´m really sorry but moving cities over the sea has not been easy…
After nearly 2 months living in Madrid I only feel like I´m finding my bearings now… It also took six weeks for our furniture to get here and therefore we spent the whole of Christmas and New Year with basically a table and three chairs 🙂
The first week we got here we stayed in a Holiday Inn Express looking for a house which was not an easy task and maybe I should write a blog post about that… We finally found a house in Aranjuez about 30 minutes from Madrid centre by car. We chose Aranjuez because we love the idea of living in the country with easy access to the city. I´m definitely going to write many posts about our new home town because there is just so much history here.
So on the weekend bridging our stay at the hotel and us moving into our new home we decided to head to Burgos here in Spain to have some serious fun in the snow. AND DID WE! We stayed in an Airbnb with a magnificent view of the Gothic Cathedral and roof tops filled with snow…
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of the province Castile situated on the Arlanzón river.
On the first night we decided to explore the historic centre around the cathedral and stumbled upon a tapa restaurant where we ate the famous morcilla (black pudding) from Burgos which was so freakin good!! One thing to notice of Burgos is that in comparison to Madrid and the south of Spain the prices of meals in restaurants are priced well.
Here are my top 5 things you should see in Burgos!
- Gothic Cathedral – Construction on the Burgos’ Gothic Cathedral began in 1221 and spanned mainly from the 13th to 15th centuries. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like I mentoned earlier our Airbnb apartment had the most amazing view right over the cathedral and we just could not get enough of the amazing view.
- The Riverbank – We discovered the riverbank the second day and were very lucky to have clear blue skies (although it was very cold). Situated along the banks of the river Arlanzón is the Paseo del Espolón (the tree-lined promenade that is the most emblematic of Burgos). It consists of a landscaped walk that goes from the theater square to the Arc de Santa Maria, passing shops and cafes.
- Historic Centre – The city preserves its medieval historic centre which certainly takes you back in time…
- Puentes (bridges) – There are many historic bridges in Burgos like the puente de Santa María which is one of the oldest and unites the Arco de Santa María with the Plaza de Vega. In 2005 this bridge was closed for traffic and shortly after remodeled.
- Parque del Castillo (or the Castle Park) – besides the ruins of the castle, this park contains the Bird Conservation Center. It also has play areas for children and the area where we did some serious sledding in the snow. The park contains the most beautiful view of the city of Burgos!
I hope you all have a super week and that you get to visit Burgos very soon! Just remember to pack warm clothing in the winter months because Burgos can get really cold.
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