16 Sights in Burgos, Spain (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Burgos, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Burgos, Spain.

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1. Iglesia de San Lorenzo

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Iglesia de San Lorenzo Zarateman / Public domain

Iglesia de San Lorenzo el Real is a Baroque church in Burgos, Spain. It is located on Calle Almirante Bonifaz. San Lorenzo was originally a Jesuit church, built between 1684 and 1694 to replace an earlier building of more modest proportions. The work was financed and sponsored by Francisca de San Vítores and erected by Bernabé de Hazas and Francisco del Pontón. After the expulsion of the Jesuits in the late eighteenth century, the church became a parish church. Since its creation in 1945, the church has been the seat of the Brotherhood of Coronación de Espinas y de Cristo Rey.

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2. Iglesia de San Cosme y San Damián

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Iglesia de San Cosme y San Damián is a Catholic parish church in Burgos, Spain, on the left bank of the Arlanzón River. It was built in the sixteenth century with a combination of the Late Gothic and Renaissance styles. It was a burial place of featured artists of the time. The porch on the north side was designed by Juan de Vallejo in 1552, with a triumphal arch with medallions of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist in the spandrels and fine fluted columns. The massive tower of the church, of the classicist baroque style, was added in 1621 by Gabriel de Cotero.

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3. Arco de Santa María

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Arco de Santa María in Burgos, Spain, is to one of the twelve medieval gates the city had during the middle ages. It was rebuilt by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor during the 16th century after the local rulers of the city supported him during the Revolt of the Comuneros. On the facade of the arch appear people of importance to the city of Burgos and Castile, such as Diego Rodríguez Porcelos, the founder of the city; Jueces de Castilla; Laín Calvo and Nuño Rasura; El Cid; Fernán González; and Charles V himself.

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4. Monasterio de San Francisco

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The monastery of San Francisco de Burgos was a Franciscan convent located in the city of Burgos, (Spain), of which only a few rehabilitated ruins are preserved to avoid detachments and the loss of the historical remains that are maintained. According to tradition, it was founded by San Francisco de Asís in 1213, having previously obtained the approval of King Alfonso VIII of Castile, although this has been questioned by numerous historians.

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5. Museo de la Evolución Humana

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The Museum of Human Evolution is situated on the south bank of the river Arlanzón, in the Spanish city of Burgos. It is located roughly 16 kilometers west of the Sierra de Atapuerca, the location of some of the most important human fossil finds in the world. In addition, the Archaeological site of Atapuerca, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000, has yielded some of the exhibits at the museum.

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6. Museo de Burgos

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Museo de Burgos Zarateman / Public domain

The Village Museum, formerly known as the Provincial Archaeological Museum, is located in two adjacent palaces in the 16th century, the Miranda House and the Cornstone House, forming a block between the streets of Calera and Miranda in the city of Burgos (Spain). The museum's collection comes entirely from Burgos, showing the history and cultural evolution of the province, both in origin and destination.

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7. Iglesia de Santa María la Real y Antigua de Gamonal

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Iglesia de Santa María la Real y Antigua de Gamonal Eltitomac / Public domain

Iglesia de Santa María la Real y Antigua de Gamonal is a church in Burgos, Spain. The Gothic structure dates to the 14th century, although there is evidence of an earlier church dating back to the eleventh century, when King Alfonso VI moved his seat from the destroyed city of Oca of the Auca diocese in 1075. It became a Bien de Interés Cultural listed building on 3 June 1931.

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8. Iglesia del Carmen

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The Iglesia del Carmen de Burgos is a Catholic parish church built in Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. It is a modern building, built in 1966–1968, replacing a demolished baroque building. It is located at the intersection of Paseo del Empecinado with Calle del Carmen, between the Arlanzón River and the old railway. The church was inaugurated on 7 July 1968.

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9. Estatua del Cid

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The Cid Champion Monument, an equestrian statue in the Spanish city of Burgos, represents a Castile military leader, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, who ruled the eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the nineteenth century. This is the work of the famous sculptor JuanCrist ó balGonz á lez Quesada, and was unveiled by General Franco on July 23, 1955.

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10. Iglesia de Santa Clara

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Iglesia de Santa Clara Zarateman / Public domain

The Iglesia del Carmen de Burgos is a nun's convent in Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. It is situated on the corner of Calle de Covarrubias, del Progreso and Santa Clara. It is a Gothic edifice built mostly in the thirteenth century, at the time of its founding, when it was part of the Monasterio de Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas. It dates to 1234.

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11. Muralla de Burgos

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Muralla de Burgos Zarateman / Public domain

The wall of Burgos is a defensive fence that surrounds part of the historic center of the Spanish city of Burgos. Its current structure dates back to the low Middle Ages. Since the 18th century, it began to demolish progressively at certain points, but several important sections and doors have been preserved, as well as some isolated towers and canvases.

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12. Iglesia de San Pedro y San Felices

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The Parish Church of San Pedro and San Happy is a Catholic temple raised in the fourteenth century to the southwest of the Spanish city of Burgos, in an inhabited neighborhood from the 18th century especially by farmers. Dedicated to San Pedro and San Felices, it was also known as San Pedro Saelices.

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13. Puente Santa María

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Puente Santa María José Luiz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Santa María bridge is part of the bridges on the Arlanzón River of the Spanish city of Burgos. This bridge has been a key point in the city, since it was used as access to it thus becoming one of the emblematic steps, which is why from the outset it has been the focus of intensive care.

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14. Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari

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Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari is a Catholic church on Fernán González street in Burgos, Spain, located next to the Camino de Santiago, behind the Cathedral of Burgos. It is mainly known for having one of the largest altarpieces in Spain and the only one carved in limestone.

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15. Museo del Libro Fadrique de Basilea y Museo del Cid

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Museo del Libro Fadrique de Basilea y Museo del Cid Eltitomac / Public domain

The Fadrique de Basilea Book Museum, also known simply as the Book Museum, was a museum space located in the Spanish city of Burgos. Its structure and works made it unique in the national territory. The Cid Museum was located in the same building.

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16. Museo de Telas Medievales de Burgos

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Located within the Royal Strike Monastery in the city of Burgos (Spain), the Medieval Fabric Museum is a museum with a collection of folk costumes of medieval women, men and children dating back to the 19th, 19th and 19th centuries.

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