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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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Julie Oldfield11-Nov-2015 16:21
Magnificent! V
Dennis Hoyne10-Nov-2015 03:24
Superb capture of this beautiful architecture!
Carol Rollins09-Nov-2015 23:41
A great shot of this beautiful Cathedral.
Ton T.09-Nov-2015 18:09
Great image José, love the blue sky V+
Helen Betts09-Nov-2015 17:44
Wow, just a superb capture. And again, such a magnificent cathedral. V.
Nestor Derkach09-Nov-2015 16:53
Absolutely beautiful, love the composition .
is special an the sky compliment the
Burgos Cathedral.
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Nick Paoni09-Nov-2015 15:53
Love how ornate the architecture is!
Hennie & Lies Lammers09-Nov-2015 15:16
Wonderful capture and a impressive building. V.
Jim Coffman09-Nov-2015 14:05
Oh my,this is beautiful!!
Walter Otto Koenig09-Nov-2015 13:56
Beautiful architecture. Very well composed. "V"
lucanton09-Nov-2015 10:59
magnifique cathédrale! V
Patrick Goossens09-Nov-2015 10:27
Wonderful capture Jose. Splendid Cathedral
hamery09-Nov-2015 10:26
Great details and clarity with this wide shot, Jose. Marvelous dimension too ! BV
Yvonne09-Nov-2015 10:19
Superb shot from the front, it is an awesome building
and I love your composition Jose. v
Gerard Koehl09-Nov-2015 07:59
Cette cathédrale est magnifique. V
John Reynolds LRPS09-Nov-2015 06:16
An impressive building. V.
Tom Munson09-Nov-2015 06:13
Beautiful work, Jose.
Paco López09-Nov-2015 05:36
Realmente es bonita y es grande, me gusta mucho, V!
Bryan Murahashi09-Nov-2015 04:58
Beautiful ornate cathedral. V
coaster09-Nov-2015 04:34
Good shot of this very beautiful old cathedral.
larose forest photos09-Nov-2015 04:30
Breathtaking view of this marvelous cathedral. V
fotabug09-Nov-2015 04:08
Wow, that is an old building!
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