The province of Burgos is one of the main stops on the Road to Santiago in the Iberian Peninsula. Its strategic geographical situation made it a necessary path for millions of European pilgrims who came from their countries of origin in the search of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago.
Throughout the 114 kilometers that crosses its territory, astonishing displays of heritage come one after another, as well as an unmatched natural beauty, in which alternate plains, mountains, valleys and moors, which has deserved being declared a site of World Heritage by UNESCO.
Every village, which is crossed by the 114 kilometers from the French Road to Santiago through Burgos province, maintains its past trace. Redecilla del Camino, Belorado, Villafranca Montes de Oca, San Juan de Ortega, the city of Burgos, San Antón y Castrojeriz are the main landmarks.
- Know The Camino’s historic and cultural evolution and its influence in the society in each epoch/period.
- Approach to The Camino’s development nowadays and new challenges for the future.
THEORETICAL MODULES: All the classes and tuition will be given by Professors from University of Burgos
- History: "From Middle Ages to now” 5 hours
- Architecture: "Religious architecture” 5 hours
- Architecture: “Urban design along the Camino” 5 hours
- “Engineering and infrastructure works” 5 hours
- Workshops: “Religious interpretation and photography workshop” 3 hours
- Law: "Heritage legal protection” 5 hours
- Business: "Strategic Administration and management” 5 hours
- Guided visit around the city and to the Gothic Cathedral with a specialist teacher from the University of Burgos.
- Guided visit to medieval Monastery of Las Huelgas, founded by the king Alfonso VIII in 1187, under Cistercian rule, and it became medieval mausoleum for the Monarchy.
- Guide pilgrimage route from Monastery of San Juan to Hospital del Rey.
- Guided visit to Burgos Castle.
- Guided visit to the Cartuja de Miraflores Monastery; Nowdays Carthusain Monastery, Enrique III recreational Palace and Royal mausoleum for parents of Isabel, La Católica.
- Guided visit to the Book Museum Fadrique de Basilea.
- Visit to the archeological site of Atapuerca: a guided visit to the MEH (Human Evolution Museum) and the Atapuerca Site, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- Traditional dinner
- Trip to the cellars of Ribera del Duero. Visit to a prestigious vineyard with Certificate Origen of Ribera del Duero.
- Route to the Arlanza region: Lerma, Covarrubias and Santo Domingo de Silos (Romanesque Monastery and landmark for the origin of Castilian language) .
- Trip to Aguilar de Campo, visit to the Romanesque Foundation “Santa María la Real” and local churches.
- Camino de Santiago. Walking route of 10kilometers between two villages from Saint Jacob’s Way (Hontanas- Castrojeriz); for those who cannot walk, the bus will take them to Castrojeriz.
OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED:
- Invitation letters, if necessary
- Official reception and closing ceremony
- Wifi on campus
- Course material
- Diploma, if requested, with numbers of hours
- Support to find accommodation.