Burgos Cathedral

A crossroads for pilgrims traveling the Camino de Santiago, and the burial site of El Cid, the spires of Burgos Cathedral are visible for miles as you drive through Spain, heading north from Madrid.  Construction of the cathedral began in 1220, spanned 300 years and incorporates many architectural influences, including elements of French Gothic, Flamboyant Gothic and Baroque styles.  In 1984 it became a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it the only Spanish cathedral to receive the honor.  Whether you’re on your own camino, or headed north to explore the wineries of La Rioja, a visit to Burgos cathedral is a stop well worth making, and one you won’t soon forget.

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