Burgos Cathedral (Burgos)

FROM The man in the front seat / July 14, 2013

Begun in 1221, and in use as a church only 9 years later, the Cathedral of Burgos is one of the most impressive examples of Gothic architecture in Spain. Although inspired by the Cathedrals of Paris & Reims, in France, it also has a feel of the Cathedral in Cologne as 15th century additions where by Juan of Cologne.

The building is built with the floor plan of a Latin cross measuring 106m (380ft) long with aisles that containing 15 chapels. Its magnificent western façade is crowned by two 84m (280ft) towers decorated with some of the most flamboyant Gothic stonework ever seen in Spain. The highlight of Cathedral is the tomb of “El Cid” who lies directly beneath the star-vaulted central dome.

Burgos Cathedral (Burgos)
Burgos Cathedral.
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