The medieval town of Burgos was an important stop on the Way of Saint James pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela. Burgos was also the capital of the Castilla-Leon region from the 10th through the 14th centuries. Celebrated for its magnificent cathedral, this intriguing historic town has preserved its old-world charm, seen in the exquisite ancient monuments, quaint cobblestone streets, and shaded promenades.
Burgos is a pleasant place to discover the sights, from the ruins of the old castle on the hilltop to the inviting riverside restaurants to the other numerous monasteries and churches. Visiting these sanctuaries offers an inspiring spiritual experience, as well as a chance to see masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art.
Why Book Student Accommodation in Burgos?
Rich in medieval architecture, the northern city of Burgos provides a glimpse into bygone Spain. But the historic capital of Castile looks to the future too, with its modern museums, celebrated culinary scene, and award-winning infrastructure.
Burgos is also home to two universities, including the famous University of Burgo which altogether has education agreements with over 100 international academic institutions. The university cooperates with the Erasmus Project, a European Union (EU) student-exchange programme. Each semester it hosts students from various countries across the 27-state European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Malta, and associated countries in Eastern Europe.
Universities in Burgos
University of Burgos
Casita has 4 accommodation options within walking distance to the university.
Mirador Del Castillo is just a 7-minute car ride away.
Isabella I of Castile University
Our 4 accommodation options are all within walking distance of the university.
Two bus stops are close to the university; Burgos bus stop is just an 11-minute walk away.
The famous Castillo de Burgos is just a 9-minute walk away.
Is Burgos a good place to live?
Burgos is a comfortable place to live. It's a city that has everything, rather large in size with 180,000 inhabitants, but not a seething metropolis like Madrid. If you would like to live in a peaceful and quiet city, you'll definitely find it there. A walk along the Paseo de la Isla is very calming and if you want a good dose of entertainment, go out for tapas late on a Friday night or go to one of the many concerts organized by El Hangar.
If you're one of those people who hate having to take three metros and spending two hours getting to school, you'll enjoy living there, and if you're a foodie, you've definitely found the right place.
What's student life like in Burgos?
The student atmosphere in Burgos is very good. The existence of several universities means a wide variety of students is always guaranteed. Students always go out to party on Thursdays; different faculties organize some events as well, such as themed parties with free drinks.
How expensive is it living in Burgos?
Burgos can be a pretty affordable city. The typical student budget can restrict you a bit in the accommodation area, but don't worry, you definitely won't have any problems finding somewhere to live. You can rent a flat with friends or stay in one of the student halls of residences; Casita is also here to help you when it comes to that.
Burgos has loads of places to eat. It's true that there are no extra cheap places you can just go to every day, but supermarket prices are fine, the food is good quality and there are lots of choices available. Transportation is also affordable; with a family bus card, you pay as little as 6 cents for one journey, and with a single ticket, it will cost you only 1.10 euros.
In your free time, you can go to the movies for just six euros, spend the day at the ice rink for three euros, or go for tapas for ten euros.
Must-Visit Places in Burgos
At the foot of Burgos' castle hill stands the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Burgos, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture. The profusion of sculptural decoration and grandiose proportions make this cathedral one of the most impressive in Spain and the third-largest after the cathedrals of Seville and Toledo. Built from white limestone, the cathedral is renowned for its elegance and sense of harmony.
Another must-see historic attraction is the Monasterio de las Huelgas which is a medieval Cistercian monastery and Royal Pantheon of the Castile monarchs. The monastery was originally a country residence of the kings of Castile, as the Spanish word “huelga” means "repose/relaxation”. King Alfonso VIII and Queen Dona Leonor converted the building into a Cistercian convent for noblewomen in 1187 at the request of his wife Eleanor, daughter of Henry II of England.
Housed in a sleek modern building, the fascinating paleontology Museum of Human Evolution was created as a place to display fossils found in the fields of the Sierra de Atapuerca. Among the highlights of the collection are an 850,000-year-old hominid fossil and El Bifaz "Excalibur", the oldest symbol of human intelligence. The museum also offers educational exhibits such as theories about the first Europeans.
Other amazing places you can visit include the Castillo de Burgos, Arco de Santa María, and the Atapuerca Archaeological Site.
Transportation in Burgos
Burgos has an extensive system of city buses, which you can ride for just 85 cents. Tickets can be bought on board. Taxis are also available in the city. Official taxis are white and have a reddish stripe on the front door. The tariff is displayed on top of the car, it gets higher during the night and on holidays. You can find them in the taxi ranks all around the city and you can also call in advance on their local numbers.
Student Accommodation In Spain
Casita offers student accommodation in other cities in Spain besides having facilities for student accommodation in Burgos. Some of these cities are:Granada, Cordova, Barcelona, and Seville.