Written by SoudipAugust 23rd 2014
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Burgos Cathedral Historical Facts and Pictures
Located in Burgos, Spain, this magnificent French Catholic church with Gothic artistry stands prominent as the miscellaneous & diverse specimen of art. This lofty structure has stood through many decades undergoing some major reformations & is still one of the main attractions to the tourists.
Dated back to 13th century, Burgos Cathedral was created by King Ferdinand III & Mauricio, Bishop of Burgos. The church went through evolutionary changes under the inspiration of Renaissance during 15th to 16th century, while it acquired a Gothic makeover and in 18th century it was further rejuvenated.
Architecture and Design
The cathedral mainly has a three-storied principal façade (in classic French style), which has a triple entrance of arched framed (Italian) doorways and pinnacles along with tracery designed rose windows. Containing 2 lateral towers around the 3 bays, the cathedral consists flamboyant gallery and lantern spires. The pointed spires displaying complex tracery works embody Gothic touch, while the works of stainless glass and cloister demonstrate French Catholic art.
Inside of the Cathedral
There are those 15 chapels which were added in 14th century in the cloister and long passages (aisles) in archiepiscopal palace, containing the statue of Papamoscas flycatcher, the tomb of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and wife Dona Jimna, built in 1919, and balustrades with inscribed stones.
For its rich heritage and witnessing an evolution of architecture, Burgos cathedral secures a special position and has received the accolade of World Heritage Site from UNESCO in 1984 and stands dazzling even today as one of the most significant churches in Spain.