More pages will be
forthcoming on Burgos.
views of the Cathedral
de Santa Maria
of the park flanking the
Castle and Castillo Park.
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photo - The Burgos Cathedral.
|In looking for a
city to explore in northern
Spain, I was enticed to Burgos by
photographs of the lattice-decorated
spires of its cathedral. Once in
the presence of the cathedral, I
was struck immediately by the
uniquely decorative carvings that
dominate almost every inch of its
right: Commemorative statue in
You might read in a
guidebook about the steel-gray
spires of the cathedral, but due to
a recent cleaning, the cathedrals
color is now more of a warm tan.
Burgos has been a
nexus of historical events. Located on
the pilgrimage route to Santiago, it was
the capital of the Castile Kingdom for
500 years and during the Spanish Civil
War, Francos headquarters.
above: A lone visitor to Castillo Park
enjoys a breathtaking view of the city.