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  • 1 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. San Fernando E - 09003 Burgos

    The third largest in Spain after Seville and Toledo, Burgos cathedral has combined the Flamboyant Gothic style from France and Germany with the exuberance of Spanish decoration. Inside, the numerous works of art on display combine to form a priceless..

  • 2 Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Los Compases, s/n E - 09001 Burgos

    This monastery was founded in 1180 by Alfonso VIII and his wife Eleanor of England. The church has a finely drawn façade, typical of Cistercian architecture. The inside is split in two by a screen. On one side, the transept with its revolving gilded ..

  • 3 Church of the Charterhouse of Miraflores Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Carret. de San Pedro Cardeña E - 09163 Burgos

    The façade is only slightly brightened by the pinnacles of the buttresses and the two coats of arms of its founders. The building is nonetheless very austere and contrasts with the opulent interior decoration, from the single nave with its elegant go..

  • 4 Museum of Human Evolution (Museo de la Evolución Humana) Interesting

    Museums and art

    Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca, s/n E - 09000 Burgos

    This museum is housed in the main section of a huge, modern complex designed by Juan Navarro Baldeweg. It also includes a Convention Centre and Archaeological Research Centre. The museum is devoted to the archaeological site of Sierra de Atapuerca, D..

  • 5 Arco de Santa Maria Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo del Espolón E - 09003 Burgos

    This 14C door was changed in the 16C during a visit by Charles V. Very popular item in town, it shows the great characters of Burgos:Diego Porcelos Rodriguez surrounded by two semi-legendary judges who led the business of Castile in the 10C and Count..

  • 6 Church of St Nicholas Interesting

    Religious buildings

    C. Fernan Gonzalez E - 09003 Burgos

    Contains a large retable by Simon of Cologne (1505). The church is richly decorated and has 465 figures. The central part of San Nicolas is surrounded by his journey to Alexandria. The Last Supper is at the bottom with the disciples from the back. In..

  • 7 San Esteban Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    San Esteban 1 E - 09003 Burgos

    Built in the 14C, San Esteban Church seems to be an example of the Burgos Gothic style. Today it contains the Retable museum. 18 works are exhibited for their religious significance in the three naves of the Church. The upper part of the coro houses ..

  • 8 Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Miranda 13 E - 09002 Burgos

    The museum is divided into two sections. The prehistory and archaeology section contains objects from the province of Burgos that date back to prehistory. The fine arts section contains local works of art from the 9C onwards. Several objects attract ..

  • 9 Church of San Gil Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. San Gil E - 09003 Burgos

    Considered as one of the most beautiful Burgos churches in existence, San Gil has a simple façade that hides a late gothic temple. Two works of art compete for our attention: the chapel of the Nativity and the chapel of the Good Morning with its reta..

  • 10 Museum of Medieval Cloth

    Museums and art

    C. Compases de Huelgas E - 09001 Burgos

    The forme seed barn of the convent today houses a collection of cloth and costumes that give an overview of royal costumes in 13C Castile. These clothes (tunics, capes and so on) were found in tombs. The most precious come from the tomb of the infant..

  • 11 Casa del Cordón

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    C. Santander 6 E - 09004 Burgos

    This 15C buildingwas recently restored. On the façade you can see the large Franiscan cordon that lends its name to this building. Here, the Catholic kings received Chritopher Columbus when he returned from his second journey. Philip le Beau died her..

  • 12 Marceliano Santa Maria Museum

    Museums and art

    pl. de San Juan E - 09004 Burgos

    The works of a child of Burgos (1866-1952) are displayed in this former Benedictine monastery of St John. The impressionist paintings remind one of the work of Zuloaga or Sorolla.

  • 13 Hospital del Rey

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    C. Hospital del Rey E - 09001 Burgos

    This foundation of Alfonso VIII was originally intended for pilgrims. Now the building houses the University of Burgos. The entrance still has the Patio de Romeros (Pilgrims' Patio) and a fine 16C plateresque façade.

  • 14 Plaza Mayor

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Mayor E - 09006 Burgos

    This charming circular place has a typical covered gallery and is a popular place for meetings and celebrations.

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