Burgos Cathedral in Burgos, Spain, is a historical and religious landmark known for its unique profile. Built in 1221, the Cathedral boasts of a distinct French Gothic architecture and an extensive collection of paintings, stalls, stained-glass windows, and other religious relics.
The floor plan for the church was based on the Latin cross. Work began with the east wing which took 9 years. The entire structure was finished in 1567.
Must-see features of the Cathedral include the magnificent 15th-century facade of the west front, the double arched windows on the upper level of the 3-storied facade, as well as the statues of the 12 Apostles in the north transept portal. Other points of interest include the 14th-century cloister on the northwest transept and the tomb of El Cid and his wife, apart from the many altars, chapels, tombs, and statues scattered within the cathedral. The Cathedral was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1984.Places nearby:
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