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Small church near the cathedral

This small church is located very close (just above) the cathedral. The main highlight is the... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Ann Arbor, Michigan
3 churches worthwhile to visit

Other than the cathedral, there are 3 churches, all much smaller, that one can visit in the old... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Ghent, Belgium
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Arco de San Gil y Calle Fernan Gonzalez, Burgos, Spain
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This small church is located very close (just above) the cathedral. The main highlight is the incredible floor to ceiling retablo (altarpiece). This is jam-packed with carved figures, processions and a variety of objects and is absolutely fascinating. The price of admission here is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Other than the cathedral, there are 3 churches, all much smaller, that one can visit in the old centre of Burgos. San Nicolas de Bari, is just above the cathedral, and the easiest to find. It has an amazing altar piece, reaching the ceiling. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Burgos is full fo incredible and ancient treasures. Not least of these is the small and very old church of San Gil and San Nicolas. The place oozes history and mystery. It pays homage to obscure saints that passed through or resided in this city....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The carving of the high alter so delicate and to have survived is a miracle. The virgin feeding the baby Jesus so warm and loving. The virgin on her own, could be by one of the old masters of the Renaissance just so evocative.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Not the grandeur of Burgos cathedral in size, but this is a cosy and very intricately decorated church close by the big cathedral. If you are visiting the cathedral, do not miss this

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

There's more to Burgos than its magnificent Cathedral and San Gil is one place you can't miss! The main altar carved in alabaster is simply spectacular! See it for yourselves!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

I happened by this UNESCO world heritage site while wandering around. It was open so I went in. There must be a history behind it because it looks like any of a thousand other churches throughout Spain. Supposedly there is a charge to enter, but...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

Great architecture & interior decorations. Buy a ticket for the Burgos cathedrals including San Gil.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed September 18, 2016

The facade of the Church of San Gil Abad is very impressive. The church was built at the end of the 13th century. It has many beautiful altars. This is an important church to visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 6, 2016

My name is Nicolas, i was delighted by the rather unexpected surprise upon entering this Church adjacent to the Burgos Cathedral, lovely chapel with a large amount of details of the 15th century sculpted main wall piece, a Nice example of Castilian Renaissance art. worth...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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