Catedral De Burgos

Catedral De Burgos

Catedral De Burgos
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Renato
Berlin, Germany40 contributions
An amazing building complex, inside and out!
Jul. 2020 • Couples
If you are here in Burgos, you probably came here because of this cathedral, or were drawn by its beauty as soon as you saw it. It’s huge, it’s intricate, and it is amazing. They do charge 8€ to visit it, and it is so worth it. The visit is well planed with a marked route, and you get to see almost every room, the main ship, the many chapels, the convent, the amazing pieces of art and architectural elements.
This place is very deserving of being a UNESCO World Heritage since 1984.
It is closed on Mondays.
Written 28 July 2020
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Oscarwildetime
Leeds, UK590 contributions
Stunning
Jul. 2020 • Couples
Before stopping overnight in Burgos I was completely unaware the it had such a beautiful cathedral. The spires are tall and awesome. The cathedral itself is large with a number of buildings over and above the norm. Well worth a visit.
Written 6 July 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,018 contributions
Style dissonance: Gothic on the outside, Renaissance and Baroque on the inside.
Jun. 2019
The model of construction for the Cathedral in Burgos was the Cathedral in Saint-Denis, although the architects were not from France. Simply French Gothic was an example of the genre in the XIII century, when king Fernando III decided to build this greatest Cathedral. However, the Gothic style is mostly outside. Renaissance and Baroque dominate the interior. The reason is trivial - the Cathedral was built for a long time and constantly rebuilt. The entrance is separate for Catholics through the Western portal, and for tourists from the southern side through the Puerta Sarmental for 8 euros. It's worth it! The main hit in the Catholic part of the Cathedral is the crucifix, which was allegedly made by Nicodemus, who removed Christ from the cross (in fact, the XIV century). Catholics believe that nails and crowns are the same , and hair and nails still grow, so every week they have to do a manicure. The other chapels are located in the tourist part of the Cathedral. We need to take an audio guide for a detailed introduction. I found the most interesting several chapels. The Capilla de la precentacion (#8 in the audio guide) is interesting with the hyperrealistic tombstone of the Capella's client, Gonzalo Diaz de Lerma, and the painting "the Holy family"by Sebastian del Piombo. Chapel of Santa Anna (#12), created by the German Juan de cologna, who built the spires of the Cathedral. The main masterpiece is the altar dedicated to the genealogy of St. Anna of Jesse, the father of king David. Gilles de Siloé created this altar. He also began creating an altar for the chapel of the Constable (#22). This is the burial place of the most powerful man in Castile after the king constable de Velasco. The tombstones of de Velasco and his wife, as well as the altar of the chapel are made in the Renaissance style. Of course you can't pass by Capilla Major. The altar of the chapel is made by the brothers Rodrigo and Martín de la Haya in the Mannerist style. In addition to the chapels, the Golden staircase is a masterpiece of the Cathedral. Escalera dorada was created by Gil de Siloé's son Diego de Siloé. It leads to the street, which is 8 meters higher than the floor of the Cathedral, but it is not visible because the doors are never opened. The center of the Cathedral is given to the main Shrine-the grave of the hero of Spain CID and his wife Ximena. CID (real name Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar) became a hero of the Reconquista a century after his death in 1099. Castilian biographers changed the biography of the Castilian knight retroactively. They changed the CID's capture of Valencia for themselves to a liberation for the king of Castile. Biographers kept silent about the campaigns of CID with the Moors against the Christians. Sid's wife Jimena was exiled from Valencia and she took her husband's bones and moved North. After visiting many places, the hero's relics were laid to rest in the Cathedral of Burgos in 1921 under a modest pink slab. The magnificent stalls of the choir Renaissance Plateresque work by Bigarny are located near the CID`s tomb. You need to get acquainted with the Cathedral Museum and two cloisters on the way out of the Cathedral. It's not as impressive as the main part, but it's still interesting.
Written 2 May 2020
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TriathleteTraveler
Los Angeles, CA64 contributions
Very Impressive
Mar. 2020 • Couples
The size of the Burgos Cathedral complex is huge and somewhat overwhelming. The audio guide was helpful but gave too much detailed information, and sometimes it was describing things that were hidden from view or not present.

The design of the main dome over the altar is spectacular. Several of the side chapels were beautiful and impressive. Lot of interesting history.

Worth a visit.
Written 9 March 2020
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Naro1982
Barcelona, Spain554 contributions
Spectacular
Mar. 2020 • Couples
One of the best cathedrals I have ever visit. Spectacular architecture and nice example of gothic and baroque style. Really worth a visit paying the 8€ entry. The audio guide is pretty detailed. The different spaces are all really interesting
Written 8 March 2020
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Elena A
San Francisco, CA74 contributions
A definite must to see
Feb. 2020 • Friends
I was so impressed and in awe of the beauty and improvements made to turn this architectural beauty into a museum. There are exhibitions in various parts that tell the story of the construction beginning in 1221. The area around the Church is filled with many bars, eating establishments and boutiques that offer modest to high end merchandise.
Written 2 February 2020
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Michael P
7 contributions
Amazing
Dec. 2019 • Couples
What an amazing structure built of white stone and dating from the 12th century. Well preserved and a gem.
Written 6 January 2020
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Heidi H.
4 contributions
Such an amazing piece of history
Dec. 2019
Even if you don't appreciate the religious aspect, this is an amazing piece of history and shouldn't be missed! You can take self-guided tours in your own language with the help of a portable phone. Highly recommend it as it is was the first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site I've seen so far.
Written 9 December 2019
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susanwalsh
Glasgow, UK1,607 contributions
Absolutely stunning
Oct. 2019
Take plenty of time going around this amazing building with the official audio guide which is very good. It is just glorious
Written 8 December 2019
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Geoff
4 contributions
One of my favorites
Oct. 2019
One of my top 5 Cathedrals. Go in the morning before it opens to the worshiper's entrance. It is totally quiet. You can listen to the morning Mass with singing and organ. You don't have to go into the Mass itself.
Spectacular sights all around inside. There is some restoration work being done on some large carvings. It does not interfere with the visit.
It doesn't cost much to get it. So go more than once!
Written 29 November 2019
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