Get to know Burgos
CATHEDRAL OF BURGOS
"Nations astonishment, mockery of winds and centuries". This jewel of Gothic Art was likewise defined by José Zorrilla, founded by king Fernando III "the Saint" and by the bishop Don Mauricio in 1221. Its interior is a brilliant demonstration of eight centuries of history, which has deserved the title of "World Heritage".
The Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de las Huelgas
It is the very emblematic monastery from the city of Burgos, founded by the King Alfonso the VIII from Castile in 1187, to shelter the royal pantheon. Its interior is inhabited by a community of Cistercian monks who fervently custody the "Museum of Medieval Fabrics", unique in Europe, and which constitutes an extremely rich cultural, patrimonial, historical and spiritual legacy.
Major art construction from the 15th century, which is also the demonstration of a queen's power: Isabel "The Catholic". Its interior shelters her parents' tombs, Juan the II and Isabel of Portugal, together with her brother's, infant Alfonso, the three of them made in alabaster by the great sculptor Diego de Siloé, to whom we owe the super altarpiece too. The Charterhouse is inhabited by monks, also called "cartujos", who are known for their "permanent abstinence and silence".
A WALK AROUND BURGOS
Join us to know Burgos though its main monuments, streets and promenades. Cid Campeador, Colón and many other characters will be present in our way along the history of this old medieval town.