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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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MarcViskens08-Nov-2015 09:10
very nice view José
Ken Chambers ARPS05-Nov-2015 20:20
Wonderful view across the roof tops, Jose
Julie Oldfield05-Nov-2015 03:56
Gorgeous composition! V
Buz Kiefer04-Nov-2015 19:01
Wonderful! Big vote.
Ika Zinka Eferl04-Nov-2015 16:40
Fantastic image with that lovely light!V
Walter Otto Koenig04-Nov-2015 15:39
Great view over this beautiful town and cathedral. Great clarity in this image. "V"
Nick Paoni04-Nov-2015 15:39
I love the POV you took this from!
hamery04-Nov-2015 14:47
A lovely scene well captured on a beautiful day in a excellent pov, Jose ! BV
lucanton04-Nov-2015 12:50
un magnifique point de vue! V
Carol Rollins04-Nov-2015 12:45
This is wonderful to view! Excellent shot Jose.
Hank Vander Velde04-Nov-2015 12:28
Beautiful overview shot Jose.
Yvonne04-Nov-2015 10:53
Certainly is a beautiful cathedral nestled among the village with a lovely view beyond. v
Tom LeRoy04-Nov-2015 09:21
A beautiful gothic style, your vantage point is perfect to get all of the church in one frame. Nice work. V
Martin Lamoon04-Nov-2015 08:36
An amazing Cathedral, fine shot over the town.
Gerard Koehl04-Nov-2015 07:35
Superbe vue de cette cathédrale. V
Ursula Miller04-Nov-2015 06:36
Beautiful view from above, José! V
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS04-Nov-2015 05:59
Wow what a view of this beautiful city. ~V~
Helen Betts04-Nov-2015 05:30
Excellent perspective for this marvelous cathedral, showing quite clearly its enormous size. V.
Raymond Ma04-Nov-2015 05:22
A wonderful shot of this cathedral from this high vantage point. You offer so much more
with your informative narration too. V
Paco López04-Nov-2015 05:11
Es francamente bonita. Muchas veces no sabemos apreciar lo que tenemos en casa!! V!!
Richard Glenn04-Nov-2015 05:05
That is an amazing architectural complex. Beautiful! V
Tom Munson04-Nov-2015 04:51
What a great view. Nice work, Jose.
Range View 04-Nov-2015 04:33
Excellent image of this cathedral from your vantage point Jose. V.
Jim Coffman04-Nov-2015 04:06
What a great view! Well done,Jose!
Yohanan David04-Nov-2015 04:03
Great view of this beautiful cathedral! V
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