Discover self-catering in Burgos

Discover self-catering in Burgos

Burgos is the capital of the autonomous community of Castilla-Leon. Since the Middle Ages, Burgos has been a significant commercial centre for Spain, and this is still evident today. Rent holiday rentals Spain in Burgos and feel close to this history on the road to Santiago de Compostela. In the 11th century, this city was the coronation town of Castile, and the Gothic architecture reflects its Medieval importance. For example, in the French Gothic Cathedral in the town you will find the Chapel of Condestable, which is adorned with holy statues, and the catacomb of El Cid, the 11th-century military commander.

Self-catering Spain and Cuisine in Burgos

Self-catering gives you the remarkable freedom to explore the delectable cuisine in Burgos without restrictions on choice or having to rush to meet a schedule. Spaniards have an incredibly rich cuisine, bursting with rich flavours, delicate herbs and incredible wine. Burgos was named Spain's Gastronomic Capital in 2013, and although it is a lesser known region, it doesn’t fall short of culinary delights. We recommend ‘Burgos lechazo’, which is slow-roasted lamb in a wood-fired oven, and ‘morcilla de Burgos’ black pudding. If you’re feeling brave, try purchasing local ingredients and cooking up a storm in your holiday homes in Spain!

Churches and Cathedrals to visit whilst self-catering Spain

The cathedral is an outstanding work of Gothic art and has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the unique beauty and value of its magnificent portraits, stained-glass windows, tombs, choir stalls and, of course, the overall impression of the external architecture itself. Begun in 1221 and completed in 1567, Santa María de Burgos is a statement reflecting the development of Gothic architecture and most definitely worth a visit during your holiday in our villas and apartments to rent in Spain. The Castilian court appointed renowned architects, goldsmiths and craftsmen over the centuries to build this incredible monument. Perhaps you will be able to hear its 16 bells ringing from your holiday homes in Spain…

Events not to be missed in Burgos

Whilst staying at your Spain holiday villas, be sure not to miss the array of events going on there. In July, for example, The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, or the ‘Festividad de San Pedro y San Pablo’, is celebrated with parades and processions, bullfights, fairs and various performances. If you prefer to book your holiday rentals Spain in the cooler seasons, then don’t worry – there are always concerts, markets and gallery events going on. On January 30th there is the ‘Festividad de San Lesmes’, where citizens of Burgos celebrate their patron saint.