“Feel like a local” in the surroundings of Burgo de Osma
The area surrounding the Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma Thermal Spa stands out for its ancestral traditions and customs. We would like that when you come to visit our hotel and spa you will feel like one of the locals.
Here is a list with the street maps that will make you feel like a true Soriano (resident of Soria).
Soria is nature in its pure state, with versatile spaces where you can do a host of activities in the open air, such as hiking through the landscape of the Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon) or the River Lobos Canyon, walking up to the lookout point of the Mirador de Galiana to enjoy the views and discover the unique variety of fungi in its forests and pine groves, where you will be able to see an infinite number of wild mushrooms, including boletus (porcini), as well as countless routes for bicycle lovers such as the "Templars route." In summer, it is typical to go to Pita beach, considered the Sorian beach, the "Barcebalejo" picnic area or Carmen park where there is a path leads to the "La Peña pool" where you can take a refreshing dip.
*View of the Río Lobos Canyon.
Soria is also history: you simply have to discover the charm of some of its wonderful towns, where you will feel as if you are travelling back in time, for example as you walk along the streets of Calatañazor or visit the castles of Berlanga and San Esteban.
*Castle - Berlanga.
If there is one thing you must see it's Burgo de Osma, a city declared of cultural importance for its historical-artistic ensemble, where a walk along its calle Mayor is indispensable, as well as the city wall and "la güera." There is nothing the locals like more than to go to the main square in El Burgo de Osma and take a seat in one of its "veladores" (café terraces) to enjoy the social atmosphere and do some people-watching.
During your visit, don't forget to try the authentic Sorian cuisine, made with products from the area: if you are a fan of meat, we would recommend torreznos, which are crunchy strips of pork belly fried in olive oil, if you like mushrooms you can taste gourmet products such as Trufa Negra - Black Truffles - and if you have a sweet tooth you will find in its pastry shops and confectioners the town's most popular sweet, the Costrada de Soria, made with mille-feuille flaky pastry, almonds and whipped cream. But you shouldn't miss a visit to one of their bakeries to taste the rolled out oil bread cake and the oil and sugar 'Harinado'.
In addition, there is a market on the banks of the River Ucero every Saturday with local products and produce from vegetable gardens.
*Torreznos at the cafe called "Cafetería La Universidad".
At the weekend, you mustn't miss the vermouth pub crawl around the bars of the Town Square and the Calle Mayor, where it is de rigeur to have a portion of torrezno, which in the afternoon you can follow up with a snack in the wineries of Osma.
Additionally, depending on the time of year that you visit Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma, you can enjoy traditional festivities and festivals in which outsiders can take part with all their heart and soul such as: Easter Week and its procession of silence on Holy Thursday, spring and summer pilgrimages, grape harvest festivals, slaughter festivals, mycological days, Lardero Thursday before carnival (chorizo omelette "lardero, chorizo pan and egg"), San Juan night (cycle to the River Lobos canyon and have a "chocolatada") and for sports enthusiasts, the "Nískalo" bicycle route organised at the beginning of June.
Due to the state of health alarm in 2021, some of the traditional festivities and festivals have been temporarily suspended; so you can't miss the festivities of the patron saint that take place during the month of August, as you will enjoy the festive atmosphere that invades the streets of the village with the "charangas" and instrumental rhythms to the sound of traditional songs, finishing off in the main square to the rhythm of the "rueda", that is, the typical Bruguense dance.