Santo Domingo de Silos

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  • A monk in the cloister of the monastery of Santo Domingo. Burgos.

Santo Domingo de Silos is not just a destination but also a monastery of Benedictine monks surrounded by high hills covered in holm oak, juniper and pine groves. Culture and history in the heart of the countryside.Read more...

What to see The standout building is the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, which today has been transformed into a spiritual and artistic pilgrimage centre. It houses the tomb excavated into the rock and holding the remains of Santo Domingo. Do not miss the fabulous cloister, library and apothecary housing graphic documents, pots for potions and old instruments and tools. The monastery is run by Benedictine monks who sing masses in Gregorian chant. View the two gates still preserved today from the old walled enclosure: San Juan and Calderera. Nature Just under 3 kilometres away is the surprising Yecla Gorge, a narrow defile caved into the rocks. It can be toured on foot thanks to the bridges and walkways. Gastronomy Try some of the area's typical products such as Burgos black pudding or soft cheese with its intense white colour. Festivities In accordance with tradition, the ‘Fiesta de los Jefes' festival is held on the last Saturday in January, where several bonfires are lit in recreation of a past fire in Silos.

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Santo Domingo de Silos

Santo Domingo de Silos