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St María Cathedral, Burgos

Its official name is Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María de Burgos. Its construction began in 1221, in the style of French Gothic architecture and is based on a Latin cross. After a hiatus of almost 200 years, it went through major embellishments of great splendor in the 15th and 16th centuries: the spires of the main facade, the capilla del Condestable, ‘Chapel of the Constable’ and dome of the transept. These are elements of the flamboyant Gothic which gives the cathedral its unmistakable profile. The last works of importance (the Sacristy or the Chapel of Saint Thecla) were performed in the 18th century, during which the Gothic portals of the main facade were also modified. The style of the cathedral is the Gothic, although it has several decorative Renaissance and Baroque elements as well.

St Lazarus and EL CID

El CID is a very popular historical figure of the kingdom of Castile and Leon. There is a legend in which he found St Lazarus, the leper Jesus Christ talked in his parable The rich man and Lazarus, on El Camino de Santiago, when he was banished from Castile and Leon by the new King for making him publicly swear that he had nothing to do with the death of his brother the previous king. The video clip bellow represent that moment from the movie El CID. The statue of St Lazarus at the Cathedral of St Maria de Burgos premises follows.

Interior Panoramas
Stone Carvings, some unfinished