The cathedral of St Mary of  Burgos

Burgos cathedral, or, to give it its full name, Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María de Burgos. Begun in the 13th century, it was given a substantial makeover in the 15th and 16th centuries. ‘Flamboyant’ is probably the best word to describe the interior. Notable features include the tomb of El Cid and his wife, the Golden Staircase, and the very fine carvings in the choir stalls by Filipe Bigarny.

The Golden Staircase

The Choir Stalls

Tomb of El Cid
El Cid's Chest. According to legend, it should have been filled with gold, but El Cid filled it with gravel to fool the money lenders.

Carved panels by Filipe Bigarny. Above: the Annunciation on adjacent panels. Below Left: St. Antidius, Bishop of Vesytana in Gaul, on his way to see the Pope, helped by a Devilish monster.

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