Catedral De Burgos, Burgos

Admire the extravagant Gothic architecture of Catedral De Burgos. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 13th-century cathedral features an impressive facade of 88-m (290-ft) spires and large octagonal main chapel, making it the third largest cathedral in Spain. Tour the 17 chapels, admiring beautiful Renaissance and Baroque decor and the elaborate gold staircase of the north transept. Or visit the burial site of the infamous Spanish military leader, El Cid. Pick up an audio guide at the front entrance for a complete tour, including important details about the artwork that adorns the cathedral. Plan to see Catedral De Burgos and other attractions that appeal to you using our Burgos day trip planning app .
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  • What an amazing structure built of white stone and dating from the 12th century. Well preserved and a gem.  more »
  • Even if you don't appreciate the religious aspect, this is an amazing piece of history and shouldn't be missed! You can take self-guided tours in your own language with the help of a portable phone.....  more »
  • Take plenty of time going around this amazing building with the official audio guide which is very good. It is just glorious  more »
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  • My in-laws all live in Burgos, so I visit often. The cathedral never ceases to impress me. Taking hundreds of years to build, it ends up with a number of different archetural styles making for a very interesting mix. No matter which direction you look at it, there is something of interest to see or photograph. Inside is also spectacular, but is not quite as much as a number of other cathedrals I've seen. If visiting, go to the Plaza Major (Central city Square) and you will get a good view of the spires appearing over the flats surrounding the Square. A good photo opportunity.
  • 5 stars are not enough for this cathedral. Somehow, despite the hordes of visitors clutching their audio guides to their ears, the cathedral still had enough interest and atmosphere to make a special impression on me. This is the final resting place of El Cid, a Spanish hero, whose tomb is an understated marble slab in the floor beneath the most exquisitely carved dome imaginable. There are chapels, cloisters, statues, and an AMAZING golden staircase to see. Do not miss this place.
  • Arrived in the evening when it was closed to visitors. You can still enter the front part and a small church at the side where there was mass at 7pm. As you come in the door look up and you will see a clock face and bells with a weird smiling statue. Wait for the hour or half hour for the bell ringing. It's a lovely cathedral but I am not sure if I would pay as the small church was open for contemplation.
  • This is a world heritage site and we'll worth a stop. As amazing as it is from the outside, a visit to the interior is a smorgasbord of Gothic wonder. You'll need at least two hours. Pilgrims with credentials only pay 4.50€. A bargain for all there is to see. Wonderful stained glass windows and soaring vaulted ceilings. Here the Medieval artisans brought stone carving to new heights of artistic achievement. The two-story cloister with stunning stained glass windows is an absolute wonder. There are lockers for pilgrims to leave their backpacks for the visit. Audio guides in multiple languages come with the admission. Amazing! A true architectural treasure in the Camino Frances.
  • The Burgos cathedral is a worthy destination. We took a stroll around the entire cathedral and enjoyed the views from different views. We also ate our lunch at one of the many restaurants on the plaza in front of the imposing church.
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