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Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The design of the cathedral was influenced by the great French Gothic cathedrals, such as Reims Cathedral and Bourges Cathedral. The construction of the Burgos Cathedral started in 1221. In the 15th and 16th centuries important modifications were made to it, including changes of the spires, the Chapel of the Condestable and the tower of the transept were built. 'Portada del Sarmental' is the south portal. 'Puerta de la Coroneria' is the north portal. The Chapel of the Condestable is the most magnificent chapel of Burgos Cathedral. The Chapel of the Condestable was built in the 15th century, in the centre stands the beautiful 16th century tomb of the founders. Below the lantern of the transept is the tomb of El Cid. The 'Escalada Dorada' is a golden staircase. Burgos Cathedral houses liturgical and religious treasures, among them the statue 'Christ Tied to the Column'. Burgos cathedral is located in northern Spain, along the Route of Santiago de Compostela. Burgos Cathedral is located about 71 km from the World Heritage San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries and 86 km from the World Heritage Archaeological Site of Atapuerca. Burgos Cathedral gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. World Heritage Art: The Chapel of the Condestable and  The Condestable Chapel 

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Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The 16th century octogonal tower of the transept. The construction of the cathedral started in 1221. In the 15th and...

Burgos Cathedral: The 16th century octogonal tower of the transept.

The construction of the cathedral started in 1221. In the 15th and 16th centuries important

modifications were made to the Burgos Cathedral, including changes of the spires and the

octogonal tower of the transept was built. Burgos Cathedral is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The 16th century octogonal tower of the transept. The construction of the cathedral started in 1221. In the 15th and...

    Burgos Cathedral: The 16th century octogonal tower of the transept.

    The construction of the cathedral started in 1221. In the 15th and 16th centuries important

    modifications were made to the Burgos Cathedral, including changes of the spires and the

    octogonal tower of the transept was built. Burgos Cathedral is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: A spire with open stone work. The twin towers of the Burgos Cathedral were built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The design...

    Burgos Cathedral: A spire with open stone work. The twin towers of the Burgos Cathedral

    were built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The design of the main façade is influenced by

    the French Gothic cathedrals, such as Reims Cathedral. The façade gives the cathedral

    and imposing appearance.

  3. Burgos Cathedral - One of the rose windows of the Burgos Cathedral. The design of the interior of the cathedral was influenced by Bourges...

    One of the rose windows of the Burgos Cathedral. The design of the interior of the cathedral

    was influenced by Bourges Cathedral in France. Burgos Cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin

    Mary. The official name of the cathedral is Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de

    Santa María de Burgos. The cathedral is situated in the Spanish City of Burgos.

  4. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The Escalada Dorada, the Golden Staircase, situated in the north transept. The Golden Staircase was made in the period...

    Burgos Cathedral: The Escalada Dorada, the Golden Staircase, situated in the north transept.

    The Golden Staircase was made in the period 1519-1522. The staircase was inspired by the

    Italian Renaissance. It is decorated with magnificent statuary and balustrades in gilded iron.

    Burgos Cathedral was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.

  5. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The lantern of the transept forms a beautiful hollow star, it was built in the 16th century. The tomb of El Cid...

    Burgos Cathedral: The lantern of the transept forms a beautiful hollow star, it was built in the

    16th century. The tomb of El Cid and his wife Doña Jimena is situated below the lantern of

    the transept, between the main chapel and the choir. The main chapel has an altarpiece in

    the Renaissance style depicting Santa María la Mayor, the patron saint of the City of Burgos.

  6. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The tomb of El Cid Campeador, a legendary Spanish hero and icon. The tombe of El Cid, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, is...

    Burgos Cathedral: The tomb of El Cid Campeador, a legendary Spanish hero and icon.

    The tombe of El Cid, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, is located below the lantern of the transept.

    El Cid died in 1099. He was buried in San Pedro de Cardeña. His remains were moved

    many times. In 1921, El Cid was interred in Burgos Cathedral, his final resting place.

  7. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The star-shaped vault of the 15th century Chapel of the Condestable. In the side-naves of Burgos Cathedral are...

    Burgos Cathedral: The star-shaped vault of the 15th century Chapel of the Condestable.

    In the side-naves of Burgos Cathedral are nineteen chapels, the most outstanding are the

    Santa Tecla Chapel and Chapel of the Condestable, built in the Flamboyant Gothic style.

    Burgos Cathedral gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1984. 

  8. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The Chapel of the Condestable is the most magnificent chapel of the cathedral. The Chapel of the Condestable was built at...

    Burgos Cathedral: The Chapel of the Condestable is the most magnificent chapel of

    the cathedral. The Chapel of the Condestable was built at the end of the 15th century

    by Simon de Cologne. In the centre of the chapel stands the magnificent 16th century

    tomb of the founders, Pedro Fernandez de Velasco and his wife Mencia.

  9. Burgos Cathedral - The Lower Cloisters of Burgos Cathedral were built in the 13th century. Burgos Cathedral was built in the French Gothic style, in the 15th...

    The Lower Cloisters of Burgos Cathedral were built in the 13th century.

    Burgos Cathedral was built in the French Gothic style, in the 15th and 16th centuries several

    Renaissance elements were added. Burgos Cathedral is famous for its vast size and unique

    architecture. Burgos Cathedral gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.

  10. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The Portada del Sarmental is the south portal, it is considered the most beautiful portal of the cathedral. The Portada del...

    Burgos Cathedral: The Portada del Sarmental is the south portal, it is considered the most

    beautiful portal of the cathedral. The Portada del Sarmental was built in the period 1230 to

    1240. The tympanum depict Christ the Master, the four evangelists, the statues of the twelve

    apostles, the door jambs are adorned with the statues of kings. 

  11. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The Puerta de la Coroneria is the portal of the north transept. The Puerta de la Coronería, the Coronation Portal,...

    Burgos Cathedral: The Puerta de la Coroneria is the portal of the north transept.

    The Puerta de la Coronería, the Coronation Portal, is decorated with the sculptures of the

    Twelve Apostles. Burgos Cathedral was a major stop for pilgrims on their way to Santiago

    de Compostela. Pilgrims usually enter the cathedral through the Puerta de la Coronería.

  12. Burgos Cathedral - Burgos Cathedral: The Chapel of San Juan Bautista and Chapel of Santiago houses the Burgos Cathedral Museum, the museum houses...

    Burgos Cathedral: The Chapel of San Juan Bautista and Chapel of Santiago houses the

    Burgos Cathedral Museum, the museum houses liturgical and religious treasures, such

    as gold and silver work, illuminated choir books, robes, paintings and statues, among

    them the statue: 'Christ Tied to the Column'.