International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987



Location: Spain


Located southwest of Bilbao along the Camino de Santiago, Burgos is home to 170,000 residents and is the capitol of the province of the same name. The city is also home to the legend of El Cid. This beautiful city was founded in the 9th century and boasts more religious monuments than any other city in Spain. The most impressive of these monuments to Catholicism is the gothic Cathedral of Burgos, completed in the 15th century. It has always been the highlight of the city, as well as an important site of the Saint James walk. A large number of churches, palaces and other buildings from medieval times are reminiscent of the relevance of the city in that era. Students will also visit the Museum of Human Evolution, which reflects the development of the city, starting in the prehistoric times, with the archeological remains of the first European settlements found in Atapuerca, to the present.

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