At the top of the hill of the Castle, serving as a strategic location and with a very broad visual domain of the valley of the Arlanzón river, we find in the Spanish city of Burgos, precisely its Castle. Continue reading “The Castle of Burgos”
Burgos and its “Casa del Cordón”
Visiting the Main Square in Burgos (Spain), we came upon the Palace of the Constables of Castile, better known as “Casa del Cordón”. A very curious name for this 15th century palace, and as always, there is a story behind its popular name. Continue reading “Burgos and its “Casa del Cordón””
Burgos and its Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Holy Mary
We left Madrid just before dawn to catch the bus that would take us to visit what was once the capital city of the Castilian-Leonese Kingdom, one of the most modern and elegant cities of its time, Burgos.
Once we arrived at the bus station, it only took us five minutes to cross the bridge and go through the Arch of Santa Maria to get to the Plaza Rey San Fernando. Arriving there, we were completely amazed to see in front of us and in all its splendor, the “Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María” (Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Holy Mary), more commonly known as the Cathedral of “Santa María de Burgos”. Continue reading “Burgos and its Holy Church Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica of Holy Mary”
The stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Burgos
Upon entering the Cathedral of Burgos, we never suspected how overwhelming it could be and that is not necessarily a negative thing. On the contrary, there is so much to see! Continue reading “The stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Burgos”