To the south of the capital is the region of Arlanza, an excellent area for excursions and other activities. There are 3 obligatory visits: Lerma, Covarrubias and Santo Domingo de Silos. We recommend visiting them individually, spending time finding the most magical places in each place and finding hotels in Burgos.
Lerma is perhaps one of the most special and beautiful towns in the Spanish territory. Its past is linked to the Duke of Lerma who left several monuments in inheritance. We emphasize the Ducal Palace, the Collegiate Church of San Pedro or the monastery of the Ascensión.
Covarrubias is only 20 kilometres from there and it’s a village with a lot of atmosphere. The most outstanding places of this town are the Fernán González Tower, the church of Santo Tomé and the Collegiate Church of San Cosme.
The last town to visit is the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos where we will find a spectacular Romanesque cloister. If you have any time left, listen to the monks of Santo Domingo singing their famous Gregorian chants.
The province of Burgos is known for being the settlement of the first Europeans. Atapuerca is a must if you enjoy history or archaeology. You can start by visiting the museum of human evolution, located in the heart of Burgos. It’s a very interesting exhibition for the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest.
10 kilometres from the capital is the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña, where the chapel of El Cid Campeador is located. There you can visit the church, the chapel, the Cidiana Tower, the Royal Pantheon and the cloister of the martyrs. On the other hand, if you would rather go on hiking routes, Las Merindades and Sierra de la Demanda are your places. And to refresh yourself, there's nothing like looking for hotels in Burgos with swimming pools for a good dip.
To the north, we recommend you to discover the village of La Poza de la Sal. In this remote place was born the famous Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente. Explore this magnificent town and don't forget to visit the Castillo de los Rojas. Finally, and if you still have energy, take a walk around Frías. Time stands still here and everything stays positively medieval.