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  • Margie D
    York, PA1,665 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Catedral de Santa Maria is located in the Plaza de Santa Maria. Built in the 1200's, it is the burial site of the military hero, El Cod
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Hubert E
    Valencia, Spain37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully restored, this is a special place where time stops. The visit is well organised and sends you back to late Middle Age. I was particularly impressed by the equilibrium between simplicity of the monks and the sophistication of the art exposed.
    Written 24 April 2023
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  • desertmob
    Bellingen, Australia77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some excellent interpretation of complex scientific processes and theories. I can only read English, but didn’t feel I missed out on anything because I can’t read in Spanish. Very reasonable entry fee.
    Written 10 May 2024
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  • DomingoYork
    London, UK4,012 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent a couple of days in Burgos and visited this remarkable place. Definitely a highlight for me. Walkable from the historic centre of Burgos. A pity you have to be part of a guided tour (which did feel a bit rushed) but no problem not been able to take photos - plenty of other places in burgos to have your selfie photo taken!
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • R V
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience in Burgos!, although most of the time was raining, nice and fine City, and the Cathedral was amazing
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Margie D
    York, PA1,665 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning architecture showing sculptures of historical figures, this is the main gate to the city. Built in the 12 century and reconstructed in the 16th century, it's an impressive entrance to Burgos.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,975 contributions
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    This chapel is the Chapel of the Purification, but also known as the Chapel of the Constables from the tombs of the Constables of Castiles, Pedro Fernandez de Velasco and Mencia de Mendoza. It’s really difficult to explain just how magnificent this chapel is. The two tombs of the Constables immediately stand out in the centre of the chapel, their statues carved from marble with even the most minute of details beautifully carved into their funerary statue monuments. There are three altarpieces in the chapel. Although all are beautiful, the main altarpiece of the Presentation is by far the most spectacular. It’s a renaissance piece covered in gold, depicting scenes of the Presentation of the Child and the Purification of Mary.

    The star-shaped openwork vault at the centre of the dome of the chapel is an absolute triumph of Gothic architecture. It’s a perfect blend of glass traceries and decorated keystones.
    Written 28 December 2022
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  • Marcelo S
    Miami, FL14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is how the old wealth used to live in Burgos, and still a nice walk. A bit outside of the center (which is what they wanted) but still all of 10 minutes walking! 😂
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,975 contributions
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    This church is dedicated to Saint Nicolas of Bari, but better known to children around the world as Santa Claus. The church nave is small and dominated by the monumental altarpiece which is also dedicated to Saint Nicolas. It’s an elaborately decorated stone and plaster piece of Spanish Renaissance and Plateresque style. The altarpiece is monumental in scale, covering the entire wall of the front aisle. There are also a few other smaller chapels in the nave, one of which has a stunning Baroque altarpiece dedicated to St. Michael. The church also has a small museum with a beautiful collection of tapestries and sculptures. The only problem in the museum is that there is no English.

    There is a small entrance fee, but it’s also part of Burgos Cathedral 4 monuments ticket. It’s well worth paying €1 more to visit this museum to see the altarpiece alone. Amazing church and altarpiece.
    Written 1 January 2023
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  • digbyl177
    Saintes, France334 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simple way to get here that saves the walk is to take the tourist train that leaves from the Sq close to the cathedral. E6.50 gives you a 55 minutes city tour with cometary & a 5 minute stop at the mirador.
    Written 28 June 2023
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,975 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this church because it’s part of Burgos Cathedral 4 monuments ticket for only an extra euro and I have to say, it’s money well spent. The church was originally integrated into the defensive walls of medieval Burgos and the exterior looks austere. The bland exterior belies the rich Gothic interior.

    One of the interesting features of the church is the chapels decorated with plateresque altarpieces such as in Chapel of the Nativity of Mary, Chapel of Our Lady of Good Morning or San Gil and the Chapel of the Magi. Each with an altarpiece fully adorned with carvings

    The Gothic high altar is outstanding with a baroque canopy and altarpiece, The roof of the high altar ends with a beautifully shaped fan vault with a dome at its centre forming the shape of a star.
    Written 29 December 2022
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK5,088 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very pleasant place to take a stroll and connects with other walkways along the riverside. The only disappointing aspect was the amount of mindless graffiti that seemed to be everywhere - even on the stones of the lovely old stone bridge.
    Written 26 May 2022
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