Franco yacht beached in Burgos

August 4th, 2009 | by nick |

Franco’s yacht, El Azor (Literally, the Goshawk) was a symbol of his corrupt regime. Today it rusts away in quite corner of Burgos, as a way of attracting guests to the Azor Motel in the village of Cogollos (Burgos). The owner bought it in 1992 off the Spanish navy in a fit dubious nostalgia. Guests can visit the yacht on which, for 26 years, Franco would receive ministers and ambassadors. It was later used by the King of Spain, and somewhat polemically by Felipe Gonzalez for his holidays when he was president.

Google Maps

Recommended
Guided tour around Spain From the galleries and wild nightlife of Madrid, to the Muslim monuments, flamenco and vibrant culture of Andalucia, to the architecture, cuisine and cool style of Barcelona. Spain is sure not to disappoint.