Spain, a country dominated by Roman Catholicism, is home to various churches which are tourist attractions themselves. One such church is the Burgos Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site that spells classic beauty and elegance.
Built upon the order of King Ferdinand III, the construction of the cathedral began in 1221 and took several years in the making; by 1567, it was a towering beauty famed for its Gothic style and exceptional architecture.
Don’t miss the chance to explore this fine architecture on your Spain holiday. On the cathedral’s west front, see the entrances which have 3-dimensional arches, a gallery enclosed by a pinnacled balustrade, and a rose window; be awed at the sight of the 2 towers, which are crowned with spires.
Discover the works of various artists inside the cathedral; see the obra maestra (masterpiece) of Colonia family’s architects and sculptors, Gil de Siloe, Felipe Vigarny, Juan de Anchieta, Diego de Siloe (sculptor and architect), Cristobal de Andino (grillworker) and Sebastiano del Piombo (painter).
See the high altar (which was first consecrated in 1260), the statues on pedestals crowned with a balustrade of letters carved in stone, the statue of Virgin Mary in the centre, balustrades and towers that have carved inscriptions, needle-pointed octagon pinnacles, and many more.
Crafted with precision and excellent artistry, Burgos Cathedral is more than just a place of worship; it’s a prime tourist attraction that’s a testament to the Spanish faith.