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Burgos Cathedral. What to do and see. Practical info, ticket, opening hours

Burgos Cathedral

Along the suggestive Way of Saint James, you can admire one of the best examples of Spanish Gothic. There Cathedral of Burgos it is probably one of the most beautiful in all of Spain. The Cathedral is really marvelous and evocative; a show able to excite. Every corner, every corner really leaves you breathless.

Located in the autonomous community of Castile and León, in the city of Burgos, it has been declared in the 1984 World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In fact, many of the altars, chapels and monuments located in the cathedral are of incredible historical and artistic interest. Truly an incredible and extraordinary architectural, pictorial and sculptural variety.

It was built by the will of Ferdinand III of Castile and the Bishop of Burgos. Work began in the 1221 on the remains of a former Romanesque cathedral. Not just baroque. Various artistic styles are combined in it. Only in the eighteenth century, in fact, the Cathedral has assumed its current physiognomy. A decidedly harmonious and elegant line.

Burgos Cathedral

Splendid the two towers that rise to over 80 meters high at the sides of the Cathedral. At their summit, jagged spiers of the fifteenth century. In the main facade, there is the beautiful Door of the Perdón with the statues representing the kings of Castile.

Inside you can admire the Port of the Sarmental. It is a splendid sculptural complex with the image of a Christ Pantocrator surrounded by the apostles and the evangelists. And, again, 19 chapels in which excellent works of goldsmith and non-gold art are kept.

From the 1919, he welcomed the remains of Rodrigo Díaz count of Bivar, better known as E, and his wife Doña Jimena.



The Burgos Cathedral is located at Plaza de Santa María, s / n, 09003 in Burgos, right in the center. If you are in the city and easily reached on foot, once you reach the city center. It is djust a few hundred meters from Plaza Mayor de Burgos.


Here, below, the price of tickets to visit the splendid Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos:

  • full price, € 9.
  • Groups of 10 or more, € 8.
  • Students up to 28 years, € 5.
  • Pilgrims with Credentials, € 5.
  • Children up to 14 years, € 2.

FREE ENTRY for children up to 7 years.

The Cathedral observes the following times:
From mid-March to October 31st, open from Monday to Sunday from 09:30 to 19:30.
Last admission allowed within one hour of closing.

From 01 November to mid-March, open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00.
Last admission allowed within one hour of closing.

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