,,,,,,Friday, 10th of March:
Yesterday my host-aunt and I made a trip to Burgos, one of the oldest cities in Spain with about 175 000 inhabitants in the west of Logroño. After a two-hour ride by bus we finally arrived and had a guided tour through the old town of Burgos. Because of the typical „Plaza Mayor“ and the narrow alleys with lots of „pinchos bars“ the town seemed quite similar to other ones I have already visited. But there are two things that make Burgos a special city and that attract lots of tourists:
The „Museo de la Evolución Humana“ and the „Catedral de Burgos“. The museum is about the evolution of human and has many fossils and bones of former human and animals that were found just near Burgos. The cathedral is the most famous landmark of Burgos. Since I live in the region of the Way of St. James I have already visited lots of beautiful and huge cathedrals or churches, but the one of Burgos is the most impressive one and I definetely can recommend you to visit the „Catedral de Burgos“ which seems like a smaller version of the Cologne Cathedral. We also visited these two sights later.
In the end I, have a little fun fact for you: Did you know that Burgos is said to have a much lower temperature than any other town in the north of Spain everytime? When I heard that for the first time I thought that it wouldn’t be true, but now I can state that I was wrong. In Burgos we had 8ºC, while in Logroño, which is located 100 km far away, there were 17ºC!
The „Museo de la Evolución Humana“:
The „Catedral de Burgos“: