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Plaza del Mio Cid

Burgos, Spain
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Burgos
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Plaza del Mio Cid   The Plaza del Mio Cid contains the very large bronze equestrian statue of El Cid, designed by the sculptor Juan Cristobal... more »
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Panama City Beach FL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Enjoy history as you walk to nearby restaurants or hotel. The river walk is around the corner and it's a nice stroll to get your bearings.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Gloriuos statue, full of movement , one of many in Burgos, situated in a beautiful plaza just next to the bridge Puenta de San Pablo which has stunning statues on each side. El-Cid (1048-1099 ) was of Castillian nobiltity and has many legends attributed to his deeds. He is mentioned / features in many places in Burgos. For example in... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The beautiful statue from El Cid is near the bridge where several statues from important Spanish heroes are displayed. It has a beautiful view from the river, very intimate and near the cathedral. It was a pleasure to visit the whole area.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

You can tell that the city has paid attention to this square and really try to make it lovely- the colors of the buildings in this square are lovely and give such a warmth and friendly atmosphere for you to sit an enjoy a coffee in one of the cafes, a delicious pastry in one of the patisseries or do... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Marcus Aurelius it is not! As such statues go, it is representative of its period, but not ground-breaking. I liked it and it reminded me of the 1961 movie with Charlton Heston.

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New York City, New York
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91 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Beautiful bronze statue of El Cid sits central in a bustling square. It is a fitting reminder of his place in the history of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

You cannot miss this statue if you take a walk along the river in Burgos. It dominates a square in front of the Theatre and points the way across the bridge with his sword. We wondered why the square is called 'Mio Cid' (My Cid?)

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very good statue of the Cid Campeador in bronze in the middle of this nice and busy square located in the center of the city of Burgos.

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