Plaza del Mio Cid

Plaza del Mio Cid, Burgos: Address, Plaza del Mio Cid Reviews: 4/5

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MikTheViking
Pruna, Spain134 contributions
Couples
The statue of El Cid, astride his horse and with sword raised high is monumental in style and impressive in situ. It sits in the middle of a busy square just off the main city centre junction and close to Plaza Major.

But it's a statue. There's no commentary. No bells and whistles. Admire and remember the classic story. And then move on to the rest of the city's memorials to history.
Written July 30, 2015
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,095 contributions
Couples
El Cid is a legendary Spanish military hero from the 11th century, he was a born in a town close to Burgos and is immortalised in history and in statue. It is a very impressive statue which can be found in Plaza de Mio Cid close to Puente de San Pablo which crosses over the Rio Arianzon.
Written June 24, 2015
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Labas78
Malta27 contributions
Family
Only highlight I can think of is the El Cid landmark statue. Otherwise the square is open to traffic. Nonetheless, you cannot visit Burgos and not having a selfie with Cid.
Written April 7, 2016
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
Friends
Burgos is the city of El CID. This is the best statue I've seen of him and it's a natural photo op. The plaza is often full but there are coffee shops to sit and linger.
Written September 11, 2017
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Couples
The bronze statue of El Cid was created by the artist Juan Cristobal Gonzalez Quesada in 1955. It is quite impressive and beautiful and is in the center of downtown, where everyone can see it.
Written September 19, 2016
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Angielondonct
968 contributions
Couples
Long story behind him; very well known in Spain as he was a military leader in the medieval Spain.
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar was his real name.
Shame that the statue is in a roundabout in the middle of a transited road.
Written June 10, 2016
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Paul D
Sydney, Australia312 contributions
Solo
Well worth the visit. But note it is in the middle of the road just past a bridge over a river. It can be quite busy and tricky to get an unobstructed view / photo. Afterwards go to the cathedral and see his grave and the museum for his sword. It's a lovely city.
Written January 31, 2016
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ChitoD
San Francisco, CA639 contributions
Couples
This monument pays tribute to El Cid, the Castillan nobleman and fearless military master riding Babieca, his equally famous war horse. Bordered by and in the middle island of busy street lanes, this statue is surrounded by shops, banks and office buildings. Nevertheless, the visitor can still appreciate the architectural design and projected message of the statue, with El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar) thrusting his sword forward.
Written October 18, 2015
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,700 contributions
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After visiting the cathedral we wandered down several side streets filled with fascinating shops and came across this square, just off the bridge of puenta de san pabilo, not sure who the statue was we went closer. We were amazed to find it was El Cid sitting proudly on his horse with sword ready to fight another day, brilliant statue - well worth a visit.
Written October 11, 2015
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martinezcm
Kansas City, MO511 contributions
Couples
A place to enjoy this wonderful depiction of the great warrior. Too bad it is super busy traffic ridden location. If you are a fan of the hero, this is the place to stop.
Written September 7, 2015
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