Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral is a major stop along El Camino de Santiago. It is a gloriously Gothic cathedral begun in 1221 and wasn't completed until the 16th century in 1567. Imagine being a pilgrim who's walked for days and days and you finally see this cathedral rising from the distance. Burgos Cathedral is truly a city of God, not just the rising spires that reach to the skies, but the beauty outside and inside, gives you a glimpse to the splendor that must be heaven.

The Gate to the Cathedral

Our Lady atop the gate

King Charles

Is this not glorious?

Cimborio, the central tower over the nave crossing

The facade

Facade towers. If you click on the picture for a larger res, you'll see the words "Pulchra es et decora" carved above the central bay door.

Facade and central tower

Delicate stonework

Rose window

Portada de Coronera. Christ with his apostles and the four Gospel writers at their desks.

Tomorrow, we'll have interior pictures.

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