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Arcos de Santa Maria, Burgos
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Once an integral section of the massive defensive wall surrounding ancient Burgos, Arcos 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. Plan to visit Arcos de Santa Maria during your Burgos vacation using our convenient Burgos vacation generator.
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  • The Arco de Santa María is one of the gates of the wall that surrounded the city of Burgos and that some vestiges remain, now you can climb up to above and have very nice views of the city, paseo de RAM and the Arlanzon River, there are always interesting exhibitions and climb the Tower takes you back to ancient times...
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  • This beautiful arch is the old door of this fortress city with the statue of the Virgin Mary and the child jesus, at the top of the monumental arch with its beautiful towers. Among the famous characters, you can discover Charles Quint and the Cid. In the 14th century, this arc was later renovated. To enter the old city, you walk almost ' automatically that door from the left bank.
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  • The door is very spectacular both by night and by day, in addition you can upload free and inside is huge, or at least to my I admire. We have 2 galleries that you can see works of different artists according to the moment. It best climb to the tower to enjoy of the Sun and see the Bank.
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  • Beautiful monument representing Burgos' rich history and the pride the city has taken in the treatment of its landmarks.
  • Impressive and well preserved Medieval arc that was the entrance of the old city. The entrance is for free. It usually hosts temporary art exhibitions.
  • Muy bonito
  • It is precious right next to the Cathedral in the Centre of town, the ascent to the tower "payment" is interesting...
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  • Through this beautiful gate access to the old part of the city.
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