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Burgos, Spain

7 Apr
Close up of the gate entryway, Burgos

Close up of the gate entryway, Burgos

Cold and wind greeted us upon our arrival to Burgos, but we were not deterred. The beauty and charm of the city in northern Castilla-Leon was enough to keep us warm and attentive.

Burgos city wall

Burgos city wall

Walk of Santiago de Compostela

Walk of Santiago de Compostela

The Chu-chu, tourist train

The Chu-chu, tourist train

A Garden Archway, Burgos

A Garden Archway, Burgos

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The Cathedral de Burgos  was by far the best of all the cathedrals we visited in our nine days. Of course, construction began in 1221 and was not complete until 1567 (346 years for those of you trying to do the math in your heads!) Pictures do not do justice to the architecture, art and artistry of the work inside this fabulous work of craftsmanship dedicated to the worship of God. We had only one hour to visit because it was closing shortly after we arrived and we were very disappointed we had such little time to experience the awe of the Cathedral of Burgos. It was an endless walk of wonderment and breathtaking moments, as we continued to peer into each chamber dedicated to a different saint or period of Christ’s life, each with such gorgeous and detailed statues, paintings and artwork. And don’t forget to look up at the ceiling! The arches and ceilings are decorated and entrusted with art as well. El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the national hero of Spain) is buried here.

Cathedral of Burgos

Cathedral of Burgos

Cathedral of Burgos

Cathedral of Burgos

Tomb of the original architect of the Cathedral of Burgos

Tomb of the original architect of the Cathedral of Burgos

PapaMoscas clock

PapaMoscas clock

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