Arco de Santa Maria, Burgos

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Once an integral section of the massive defensive wall surrounding ancient Burgos, Arco de Santa Maria today serves as a reminder of the city’s grand heritage. The gate’s castle-like appearance was crafted in 1553 as a grandiose entrance to the town center. Admire its medieval-style towers, which form a crown around its roof, as well as the many inset sculptures of famous historical Castilians. Explore the inside of the building to view a large mural painted on the interior, along with occasional small art or historical exhibits. To visit Arco de Santa Maria on your holiday in Burgos, and find out what else Burgos has to offer, use our Burgos online travel planner .
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  • This stunning arch in the walls of Burgos is just one of the great sights this city has to offer all within a short walking distance of the Cathedral....  more »
  • Part of the wall town. The main approach to the old town. There are temporary exhibitions held inside. From outside is a great architecture.  more »
  • It was one of the gateways to the city and the original was reformed as a triumphal arch on the occasion of the visit of Carlos V.Ahora is an exhibition hall and has a small viewpoint.
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  • You have to take a closer look at the details,there is so much to admire and get surprised :)
  • Magnificent medieval gate acting as the entrance to the plaza in front of the cathedral. Must see in Burgos on your camino
  • Be ready to enter medieval Burgos through this amazing gate, very well preserved. You can even get in for free and admire the fantastic wooden ceilings, the views from the tower, or some temporary exposition inside the rooms.
  • One of the best archways or city gates that I have seen. A must see
  • One of the ancient entrances to Burgos city, inside you can visit important and legendary remains and other contemporary ones.
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