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Leon and Burgos: Power and pilgrimage along the Camino

6 May 2023

6 days from £2,590pp

Join us as we travel from Burgos to León on this culturally thrilling portion of the Camino de Santiago that threads across the northern plains of Castilla y León, packed with art and architecture.
  • See an unsurpassed collection of mediaeval textiles at Las Huelgas 
  • Explore León’s spectacular cathedral, remarkable for its 130 stained glass windows
  • Admire the stunning carved friezes and capitals inside the Church of Quintanilla de las Viñas
  • Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago
 
We visit Burgos, the historic capital of Castile, which is dominated by its glorious Gothic cathedral, the final resting place of the semi-legendary El Cid. Surrounded by splendidly rich monasteries, reminders of the alliance of militant Catholicism and regal might that birthed the modern Spanish state, Burgos offers the perfect opening act to this tour. We continue to León, similarly, crowned by its spectacular cathedral. Founded c.29BC as the military encampment of Legio VI Victrix, it rose to prominence in 910 when the Christian princes of Asturias shifted the capital of the Kingdom of León from nearby Oviedo. During this era, the kingdom held an active role in the Reconquista against the Moors, subsequently becoming one of the most important in mediaeval Spain before it was consolidated with the Crown of Castile in 1301. Today, León wears its history lightly: its noble looks conceal a lively Spanish atmosphere that is sure to enchant all who visit.

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

NH Collection Palacio de Burgos

★★★★

With its atmospheric Gothic stone cloisters and fascinating 500-year history, the magnificent NH Collection Palacio de Burgos, formerly known as NH Palacio de la Merced, is located by the River Arlazón near the glorious UNESCO-protected Burgos Cathedral.

The magnificent late-Gothic building that houses the NH Collection Palacio de Burgos hotel has served many different purposes over the last five hundred years: a convent, a military hospital, an academy for army engineers and a Jesuit college. Work on its most beautiful feature, the distinctive stone cloister, began in the 16th century under architect Juan de Vallejo.

Room Facilities & Amenities
The hotel’s 110 exquisite rooms are designed to reflect the grandeur of this historic building. Spacious and inviting, the Superior rooms and elegant Junior suite have river and cathedral views.

NH Collection León Plaza Mayor

★★★★

Tucked behind an elegant, cloistered walkway, the NH Collection León Plaza Mayor looks out on the city’s main square with its many bars and eateries, Gothic cathedral, and beautiful Castilian architecture.

The original 18th-century structure of the hotel was once a military building. Today the traditional façade houses a modern interior with stylish décor, creating a captivating blend of ancient and modern design. Stepping from the Castilian square into the eclectic, elegant lobby of the hotel, you will feel at one with the spirit of León, past and present.

Room Facilities & Amenities
Many of the fifty-one air-conditioned rooms face out onto the square, so you can take in the atmosphere of the city from a comfortable, contemporary haven. All rooms have hardwood floors, premium high-quality mattresses, and fine linens, with decorative elements that combine to create a peaceful and sophisticated ambience.
 
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