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Very impressive statue and nearby bridge

It is literally a statue of El Cid on his horse in the middle of a traffic circle and not a place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jaimeelsabio
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Maryland
statue of el cid

we saw this on part of a city tour. El Cid is popular in this part of spain and this is a statue of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
davidbI9176CB
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Burgos, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is literally a statue of El Cid on his horse in the middle of a traffic circle and not a place where one will hang out for a while. It is one of my favorite statues in Spain. The bridge in front of it...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we saw this on part of a city tour. El Cid is popular in this part of spain and this is a statue of him.

Thank davidbI9176CB
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are walking the Camino de Santiago, this is one of the key meeting places to find lost pilgrims.

Thank godofthearmadillos
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Pleasant enough square with busy traffic and big statue of El Cid. Easy to get to and can be final part of stroll along the river side. In the end it is a big statue on a traffic island.

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place of peace and tranquility in the bustling heart of Burgos. I particularly liked the river, which has a little rapid going on.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The bronze statue of El Cid was created by the artist Juan Cristobal Gonzalez Quesada in 1955. It is quite impressive and beautiful and is in the center of downtown, where everyone can see it.

1  Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 17 September 2016

El Cid played an important part in the history of Burgos and this is demonstrated through statues and references to him in the streets around the historic old town.

Thank Aussielins
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Read your guide book before you start wandering around the City. There is so much to see and you head will be whipping round all the time. Very clean and lots of seats for you to sit a while and take in the sights.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Long story behind him; very well known in Spain as he was a military leader in the medieval Spain. Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar was his real name. Shame that the statue is in a roundabout in the middle of a transited road.

1  Thank Angielondonct
Reviewed 29 April 2016

As others have remarked, the focal point of this square is the statue of El Cid, and as statues of knights on horseback go, this is one of the best I’ve seen. A finely crafted piece, with a clear message; there is no mistaking that...More

Thank Steven G
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