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Address: Plaza Santa Maria s/n., Burgos, Spain
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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An Important European Cathedral to Visit

Burgos Cathedral informs the visitor of the extent of Spain's wealth, fortunes and faith during its medieval and colonial periods. Exquisitely crafted religious art, sculptures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Burgos Cathedral informs the visitor of the extent of Spain's wealth, fortunes and faith during its medieval and colonial periods. Exquisitely crafted religious art, sculptures and stone work are on display to amaze the viewer, plus it is the final resting place of Spain's El Cid and his wife under the central dome. Ranks hight amongst the important Catholic cathedrals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Superb gothic Chatedral, no words to describe, built over a 4 century Span...she just rises above the town of Burgos, Majestic and Imperious! If you go to Burgos you will not miss her, she needs to be finely discovered from The outside and the outside, a great beauty and history.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Such a large, impressive and very old cathedral - not to be missed! Many gorgeous chapels & displays, with lots of impressive art & soaring spires & domes, artifacts, gold & silver. El Cid is buried here with his wife. The price of admission includes easy-to-use handheld individual microphones in several languages, including English, describing everything. Added bonus - free... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The artwork, the architecture, the history!! Well worth the admission. Present your Pilgrim Passport for discount entry fee. You'd better plan on being there all day, there is so much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Fantastic cathedral but also like a museum. Lot to see. Don't forget te visit it when in Burgos. Okay

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There is so much going on in this cathedral, it's like a lesson in architectural styles from the 13th to 16th centuries (with a few 19th c changes). I was floored by the quality and bizarreness of the ornamentation, from the gothic arches to the massive retablos, gilding, statuary and much more. The only downside was that the audio guide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This cathedral is massive and super impressive from the outside, not so much from the inside. It was also FREEZING COLD inside, I was shivering! It also made me uncomfortable that you have to pay to enter...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The history of the place is quite interesting and the guided tour worthwhile. I would allow at least one hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I know this sounds odd, but truly spent a long time just staring at the outside of this magnificent piece of architecture, checking it out from all angles and taking dozens of photos. Once we got inside, the designated route for tourists was disconcerting and the quality of the art and sculpture disappointing. But it's still worth seeing. Hint: go... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Easily one of the most beautiful gothic-style cathedrals in the world, at any time of day. Lies just beyond the old medieval gates to the city, and is inspiring in the morning as you stumble into Burgos by chance (as I happened to), just as it is majestic to ponder at night as the old town thrives with activity, tapas... More 

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