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Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral is a Gothic cathedral in northern Spain. It is notable for its vast size, magnificent Gothic architecture, and unique history. Burgos Cathedral was added to the World Heritage List in 1984.The construction of a cathedral at Burgos was ordered by King Ferdinand III of Castile and Mauricio, the English-born Bishop of Burgos. Construction started on the site of the former Romanesque cathedral on July 20, 1221. Work began at the chevet (east end), which was completed in nine years.The high altar was consecrated in 1260, then there was a lengthy hiatus of almost 200 years before construction started up again. The cathedral was finally completed in 1567, with the addition of the lantern spire over the main crossing (which rises above a delicate openwork star vault).The architects principally responsible for its construction were a Frenchman named Enrique (who also worked on Leon Cathedral) in the 13th century and a German named John of Cologne (Juan de Colonia) in the 15th century. The latter was discovered and hired by the bishop of Burgos while attending the Council of Constance in 1417.

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victorswan02-Nov-2015 19:19
Excellent exposure nice warm colors make it a super night shot Well done Jose BV
Carol Rollins27-Oct-2015 13:02
This is one of my favorites - absolutely beautiful.
Julie Oldfield27-Oct-2015 03:36
Very well composed. Great light. V
Graeme27-Oct-2015 00:35
Very beautiful evening composition, Jose.V
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS27-Oct-2015 00:31
Beautiful night shot. ~V~
peterjay4526-Oct-2015 22:43
Spectacular image, Jose! Beautiful.
marie-jose wolff26-Oct-2015 22:42
splendid night shot of this magnificent cathedral! V
Frank Tran26-Oct-2015 22:01
Excellent night shot! V+
Richard Townsend26-Oct-2015 21:37
Superb night shot of this complex building. V
hamery26-Oct-2015 20:36
Beautiful light of the cathedral and excellent exposure, Jose. V
Jim Yolda26-Oct-2015 20:35
Visually exciting image with all those steeples reaching skyward. Well photographed.
Gerard Koehl26-Oct-2015 20:33
Cette cathédrale est très belle. V
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