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Old July 7th, 2019, 08:52 PM   #801
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Another main visit is San Pedro de Cardeña monastery, fundamental in el Cid life. It is 10 kms away from the city.

Pic by Jtspotau, in Wikipedia.



The monastery was founded in the 9th century, but there is nothing preserved from that ages. The main facade is baroque.

San Pedro de Cardeña by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

San Pedro de Cardeña by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

The church.

Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña (2) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

San Pedro de Cardeña by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Some romanesque elements, like the Cid tower.

San Pedro de Cardeña by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Inside the church.



El Cid was expeled by king Alfonso VI and lost his possessions, so his wife and his daughters came to live in this monastery in the 11th century. And here was buried El Cid and his wife, until he was moved to Burgos cathedral.

Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña (4) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

San Pedro de Cardeña by Santiago López-Pastor, en Flickr

Another special element is the cloister, made in the 12th century imitating the arcs of Córdoba mosque, with the combination of red stones.

Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña (6) by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Lovely updates again, Santi!
Fabulous stairs - I associated "Star Trek" and a travel through time...

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Old July 9th, 2019, 11:09 AM   #803
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Thank you Silvia!

Another jewel is the Cartuja de Miraflores, built in the second part of 15th century, under the kings of Castilla hand. It was built by architect Juan de Colonia (Colonia = Koln).

Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

And the main altarpiece, a real gem made by Gil de Siloé in 1496-1499 with the first gold that came from América.

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But this church is also a Royal Pantheon, where is buried Alfonso de Castilla, brother of Isabel de Castilla, the Catholic Queen. He was named king when he was just 12 in a civil war against the king, his half-brother Enrique IV. But he died when he was just 14, so the rebellion stopped.

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But the tomb I love is this one, Juan II de Castilla and his wife Isabel de Portugal, the parents of Alfonso. The tomb has the shape of a 8 points star. Pure late gothic, finished in 1493.

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Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Phantastic art, so rich in details! Many favourites!
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Old July 31st, 2019, 04:37 PM   #806
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Thank you Silvia!

Some other rooms.

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A beautiful renaissance painting by Pedro Berruguete, made in the early 16th century.

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And here there were some other artpieces that were stolen by the french army in the napoleonic war, like this painting made by Roger Van der Weyden, now in a Berlin museum.



A baroque chapel.

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Amazing! Your threads belong to my favourites, Santi!
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Happy to hear that, Silvia

Once I arrived to Burgos walking by the Way of Saint James. The first historic place is this gothic church, Santa María la Real del Gamonal, 14th century. Segovia and Zamora are romanesque cities, Toledo is the capital of mudéjar, and Burgos is the gothic city.

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Santa María la Real de Gamonal by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Santa María la Real de Gamonal by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Santa Clara convent, going to city centre.

Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

I parked beside the Human Evolution Museum, the icon of the modern Burgos. Atapuerca archeological site is just 15 kms away from the city. It is Unesco World Heritage as one of the most relevant sites, as the oldest human being of Europe was found here (homo antecessor, close to a million years old), and the only archeological site in the world with 4 different human species. The museum was inaugurated in 2010.

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A very interesting, contrasty update!
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Great, very nice updates, buho
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Old August 14th, 2019, 10:59 AM   #811
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The Post Office headquarters.

Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

And here we can see the main building in the city, Burgos cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage. The sculptures belong to San Pablo bridge.

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Arlanzón river.

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The main theatre in the city.

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The most important person in Burgos history, El Cid.

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Nice reflection, lovely green riverbanks, impressing El Cid Monument,
beautiful Art Deco door, and so on...
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The back of the main theatre and Espolón gardens, in the riverbank.

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There are 8 sculptures that were originally made to be placed in the Royal Palace of Madrid, but were placed here. San Millán de la Cogolla, Fernán González, Alfonso VI...

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This arc is part of the town hall, the entry to the Plaza Mayor.

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Carlos III memorial.

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The town hall.

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Back to the Espolón, there is another bridge just in front of Santa María gate, the main entry to the old town. It's an arch of triumph built in 1553 to receive the emperor Charles V when he arrived to the city.

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Some of the main persons related to Burgos city.

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Inside there are some mudéjar decorations, renaissance wall paintings, a mudéjar roof... Pics by Zarateman, in Wikipedia.







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Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

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Now crossing Santa María gate... Burgos cathedral.

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The cloister.

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Burgos by santiago lopez-pastor, en Flickr

Santa María gate.

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The main facade square.

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Burgos, what a beauty! I'm deeply impressed by your pics of the Santa Maria Gate
and the Cathedral, Santi.
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Great, very nice updates; well done
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