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Burgos Cathedral
Burgos Cathedral

The Burgos Cathedral is a Gothic cathedral. Construction started on July 20, 1221, consecrated in 1260 and construction completed in 1567. It was ordered to be built by King Fernando III and bishop Don Mauricio. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 536 KB) Photo taken by Juan García at 2005-05-30 of the Burgos Cathedral at Burgos, Spain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 536 KB) Photo taken by Juan García at 2005-05-30 of the Burgos Cathedral at Burgos, Spain. ... Burgos coat of arms A city of northernwestern Spain, at the edge of the central plateau, Burgos has 166,000 inhabitants in the city proper and another 10,000 in its suburbs. ... Notre-Dame Cathedral seen from the River Seine. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Lutheran or Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s 1210s - 1220s - 1230s 1240s 1250s 1260s 1270s Years: 1216 1217 1218 1219 1220 - 1221 - 1222 1223 1224 1225 1226 See also: 1221 state leaders Events May 13 - End of the reign of Emperor Juntoku of Japan Emperor Chukyo... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan Emperor Kameyama ascends to the throne of Japan September 3 - Mongols defeated by Mameluks at Battle of Ain Jalut Samogatians and Curonians defeats Teutonic knights in Battle of Durbe Births Maximus Planudes, Byzantine grammarian and theologian Deaths Monarchs/Presidents... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... Ferdinand III, the Saint, (1198/1199 - May 30, 1252) was a king of Castile (1217 - 1252) and Leon (1230 - 1252). ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ...

The architects principally responsible for its construction were a Frenchman in the 13th century and a German in the 15th. Its cruciform design is almost hidden by the fifteen chapels added at all angles to the aisles and transepts, by the beautiful 14th-century cloister on the north-west and the archiepiscopal palace on the south-west. Over the three central doorways of the main or western façade rise two lofty and graceful towers. Many of the monuments within the cathedral are of considerable artistic and historical interest. Cruciform means having the shape of a cross. ... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram. ... Cloister of Saint Trophimus, in Arles, France A cloister (from latin claustrum) is part of cathedrals and abbeys architecture. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop heading a diocese of particular importance due to either its size, history, or both, called an archdiocese. ...

In 1919 the cathedral became the resting place of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, nicknamed El Cid Campeador, and his wife along with other relics. 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... History of Spain series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Muslim Conquest of Iberia Timeline of Muslim Occupation Medieval Spain Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History...

On October 31, 1984 it became the only cathedral in Spain to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1946. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

External Links

UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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Spain - Burgos Cathedral (606 words)
Burgos is a city in northern Spain, capital of Burgos Province, in Castile-León, on the Arlanzón River.
Founded in the 9th century, Burgos was the capital of the kingdom of Castile and León from 1035 until 1560, when Madrid became the capital of all Spain.
During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Burgos was the seat of the Nationalist government of Francisco Franco until the capture of Madrid at the end of the war.
Burgos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (635 words)
It is the capital of the province of Burgos.
Founded in the 9th century, but retaining its Visigothic name signifying consolidated walled villages (burgos), the city was the seat of a Catholic bishop from the 10th century and became in the 11th century the capital of the kingdom of Castile.
Burgos Cathedral is the burial place of the 11th-century warrior Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid, who was born in a little town near the city, now called Vivar del Cid.
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