What to do in Miranda de Ebro

Miranda de Ebro is a town situated in the North East of Burgos in the area called Comarca del Ebro.

It enjoys a continental climate with cold winters and scarce but abundant snowfalls and hot summers with average temperatures of 18-22 degrees.

In and around Miranda de Ebro you will be able to visit:

Bridge of Carlos III

Bridge of Carlos III

This Medieval bridge links the banks of the Ebro River as well as the areas of Aquende and Allende. In Allende you will be able to visit the Church of the Holy Spirit (Iglesia del Espíritu Santo). The old bridge of Miranda de Ebro was destroyed by a flood at the end of the 18th century.

Plaza España

Plaza España

Situated in the centre of the old town, this is where most of the celebrations in Miranda de Ebro take place, like the San Juan’s celebrations. In the square you will also see the City Hall (Casa Consistorial), a neoclassic building dating back to the 18th century. Plaza de España is one of the most interesting areas for night life in Miranda de Ebro.

Church of Saint Mary or Santa María de Altamira

Church of Saint Mary or Santa María de Altamira

This renaissance church with late Gothic elements was built in the 16th century. It is situated in the old town, next to the Apolo Theatre, where the Hospital of Chantre used to be in the past. The apse and the chapels of Saint Andrew and the Immaculate are especially interesting.

Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Holy Spirit

Built during the 12th and 13th centuries, this Romanesque church is the oldest in the city, except the old Church of Saint Nicholas that used to be in this same location. It was declared Monument of National Historic and Artistic Interest in 1931 but it had to be refurbished after the fire in 1936. The apse and the main gate are especially interesting.

The Church of Saint John the Baptist

The Church of Saint John the Baptist

It is situated in the Market Square, the former centre of the city. This church was bought by a private owner at the end of the 19th century and it was turned into homes, although the original apse and other architectural elements like arches and columns were preserved.

Castle of Miranda de Ebro

Castle of Miranda de Ebro

This Medieval castle dating back to the 11th century was built by the Count Don Tello in the Cerro de la Picota. After being taken apart during the 20th century a good number of its stones were used to build the bullfighting ring in the town. Only one part of its walls has been preserved.

Francisco Cantera Burgos Foundation

Francisco Cantera Burgos Foundation

This charitable organization was founded in Miranda de Ebro after the death of the professor Francisco Cantera Burgos, which enjoyed worldwide fame because of his works about Spanish Judaism. The foundation’s library is famous because it contains one of the most comprehensive collections of Hebrew and Sephardic works.

Events

Miranda de Ebro has an extensive programme of local events. You will find more information on the local council’s web page.

For further information, visit www.tourmiranda.es/.