Do you have a traveling bucket list?
If you do, I’m sure El Burgo is not on it.
The best part of visiting El Burgo was swimming in El Dique, and the rest of the time I spent there can be summarized as a loooong wait for the bus to get back to Alozaina.
El Burgo is a tiny sleepy town. Walking around on a Friday morning felt like being in a ghost town on a Sunday after the zombie apocalypse.
Well, to be fair, I just said that to make you smile, because I’ve actually been to way more boring towns on previous travels.
El Burgo’s got some stuff to see, but I truly recommend you to see them on my pictures —don’t even think about going there unless you have plenty of time to spare.
I spent fours hours at El Burgo, and I walked through the main streets more than once. I can assure you that there isn’t much more to see besides these things:
My favorite picture of El Burgo.
Some beautifully decorated shrine.
When I got to this square I felt like I had walked into a movie studio. There is nothing that actually indicates that there are humans living in those buildings, don’t you think?
This is the town council. I only take photos of public administration buildings when there is nothing else to look at (I think I snapped this one after the third time I walked past).
You know you are in a small town when the shops are called just shops, like this “pescadería” (fish store).
I really liked this little square. It reminded me of some small towns in Chile.
I like cemeteries. I’ve visited quite a few in Argentina, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, and possibly other countries I can’t recall now. This is El Burgo’s Cemetery, I found it very beautiful.
Next to the cemetery, there is this little chapel, “Ermita de San Sebastián”. I read the sign, but now I only remember something about the queen being very devoted to this saint, and that the original parts are a few centuries old.
Some narrow pretty street.
I loved the name of this street (“A little flour”).
And to finish this post, an image of what I did to kill almost 3 hours after I was done with the town: some good reading in the shade.
See you in the next town!