On Saturday, I hopped on a bus with my tres amigas and headed to Burgos, Spain. Upon arrival, we quickly realized that the city was having a special three day flower festival. Surprise! Random themed displays of artistically placed flowers were scattered across the city. Needless to say, I was a Flowers on a scavenger hunt for flowers. 🙂
There were all different kinds of inspiration for the displays including 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Mary Poppins, Marvel Super Heroes, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Aladdin, Frozen, and Beauty & the Beast. Even with all of the variety, my favorite of the whole bunch of twenty displays was Alice in Wonderland! Not only was it the grandest show of flowers, taking up an entire plaza, but it was also the most creatively executed.
Now before you think that I spent my entire eight hours in Burgos looking at flower displays, let me clarify. I also toured the castle’s ruins, sported a hard hat to explore underground tunnels, stared in awe at the cathedral’s many diverse chapels, ate a yummy menu del dia of local food, and educated myself at the Human Evolution Museum.
Saturday was full of jam-packed fun! 🙂 If you’re traveling in Northern Spain, Burgos is a wonderful place to stop for a day. Be sure to eat the traditional lamb dish while you’re there. If you have any questions about my travels, feel free to ask in the comments below. Cheers!
Side note: good luck to all those hiking the Camino de Santiago! I saw many backpackers from all over the world traveling through the city on Saturday, making their way on their spiritual trek. If you aren’t familiar with the Camino de Santiago, it’s a long journey ending in Santiago de Compostela. As long as you walk a minimum of 100km, you will receive a certificate of accomplishment at the final destination. Exciting!