The royal capital of Castille and Leon in the Middle Ages, filled with lavish churches, monuments and great restaurants – and a must-stop along the Camino to Compostela.
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AC Hotel Burgos
Burgos, Castile and Leon, Spain|www.marriott.com|
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Close to the heart of Burgos, this is a chain hotel with a lovely touch of class. Occupying an attractive 19th-century apartment house built at an angle, with three facades of French windows, it is filled with light.
Rooms are contemporary neutral (some look out over the river, others have views of Burgos Cathedral’s distinctive lace-like spires) with corridors overlooking the triangular lobby. There’s a casual chic lounge for cocktail sipping and breakfast, and a terrace for hanging out in front.
There’s parking spaces directly under the hotel, making it a good bet if you’re touring by car – but it’s also right next to the Camino.
Overlooking the Rio Arlanzon and Burgos’s tree-lined riverside walk, the hotel is a peaceful place to stay, near the crossroads of two one-way streets. The attractive, mostly residential area of Burgos has a few shops and cafés.
The major sights are close by; it’s a 6-minute walk to the Museum of Human Evolution, and only a three-minute stroll to the Cathedral and the historic centre, the Casco Antiguo.
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