Burgos, the birthplace of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the most famous Castilian knight, known as El Cid, has an important cultural heritage. Its Cathedral, the best exponent in Spain of the style of French Gothic architecture, was declared “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1984.

The city is located in the middle of the Camino de Santiago (French Way), which was declared “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1993.

Likewise, the archaeological site of Atapuerca is located only 12 km apart from the city of Burgos. This archaeological site was declared as well “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in the year 2000, furthermore, since 2015 it has the condition of "Outstanding Universal Value", the highest recognition for the natural and cultural heritage.

In 2013, Burgos was chosen “Spanish capital of gastronomy”.