Home

About IFWGP

Committees

Program

Schedule

Participants

Proceedings

Important dates

Venue

Registration

Accommodation

About Burgos

Acknowledgments

Contact

About Burgos

Burgos is a city in northern Spain, historic capital of Castile. It is situated at the edge of the central plateau, with about 180,000 inhabitants in the proper city and another 20,000 in its suburbs. It is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Nowadays the city forms the principal crossroad of northern Spain along the Camino de Santiago, which runs parallel to the Arlanzón river.

It has many historic landmarks, set apart specially by the Cathedral of Burgos (named World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1984), Las Huelgas Reales Monastery and the Cartuja of Miraflores. It preserves a large number of churches, palaces and other building from the medieval age. The city is surrounded by the Fuentes Blancas and the Paseo de la Isla parks.

The Museum of Human Evolution was opened in 2010, unique in its kind across the world and projected to become one of the top 10 visited museums in Spain. The museum features the first Europeans, which lived in this area at least 800,000 years ago.

A complete online guide of the city can be found here.

HOW TO ARRIVE AT BURGOS.