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Orbaneja del Castillo

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Address: Burgos, Spain
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Worth the detour

Really nice place, looks so much better than the pictures. Only 5km off the main road N623. This is also a very scenic road travelling between Burgos and Santander, and at quite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place, looks so much better than the pictures. Only 5km off the main road N623. This is also a very scenic road travelling between Burgos and Santander, and at quite reasonable speeds in most places.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The trip in the surroundings of this village is already worth while. The village itself is a thing of beauty.. very pretty. enjoy the surroundings and the scenery with births of prey and clear waterfalls

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had to make a choice: Burgos or Orbaneja del Castillo? (We were limited in time). I looked at pictures and decided Orbaneja del Castillo was way more prettier. It’s only 55 km from Burgos! When we arrived we fell in love by this village surrounded by amazing mountains. It truly looked like the mountains were a natural fortress! Wherever... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to wander around - couple of nice artisan shops - we bought a couple of leather belts and a bracelet - beautiful. We ate at Arroyo - great steaks and good value for money. Beautiful waterfalls - well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very picturesque interesting village. Lovely place to wander around. Walk up into the cave at the back of the village. Long day trip from Burgos but if you're travelling to or from the coast then a great place to stop.

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Santander, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Walk up the stairs next to the waterfall and enjoy the spectacular views from the village. However, don't eat at the restaurants on the main square as they don't seem to care about the quality/cleanliness of their surroundings (See pic). They act as if they have a captive audience. We ate off the main square and had a very good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

However that being said this was a great drive and we were driving north anyhow so went that way which I would recommend to anyone with a car. The village is amazing with incredible waterfalls and pools and a stream running through. Very beautiful area.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Orbaneja del Castillo is about half way between Santander and Burgos, just off the N123. It makes for a very pleasant day trip from either city. Coming from Burgos, the scenery is spectacular and there are several opportunities to stop en route so allow lots of time and enjoy. The waterfall is quite high and very scenic. The village has... More 

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Rancho Cordova, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful & Romantic village. Stayed at the La Puebla Hotel Rural. Amazing views & unique experience! Rooms are very comfortable and well-equipped and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. You can hear the sound of the river & waterfall flowing below the village from your room.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

After reading the reviews on Tripadviser we made a detour on the N623 to Santander and visited the little town. It is about a 45 minute very scenic drive from Burgos and N623 continues on to Santander. It was one of the most scenic drives we have done.

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