Burgos and its cathedral

Burgos is a beautiful province located in the Spanish region of Castilla y León towards the north western area of the country.

The city of Burgos is the capital of the Province of same name and there are about 175.000 inhabitants living within the area of the city and its surroundings.

The origin of Burgos

The official origin of Burgos dates from the IX century when it was founded under the name of Walled Villages. During that époque, this area was occupied by the Visigoths, who gave the town this first name.

Some interesting data and discoveries have been founded within this area turning it into a very interesting spot for those who enjoy learning about history.

Aerial view of Burgos in Spain. The cathedral in the middle.

During the X and XI centuries Burgos went through many other interesting events. Among the main incidents which happened during the X century in this town there was the establishment of a Catholic bishop which gave popularity to it within the surroundings. During the XI century, Burgos was named the capital city of what was known as the Kingdom of Castile.

Religious constructions

Burgos has more religious constructions and elements than any other city or town in Spain. This town has been strongly attached with the Christian religion almost from its foundation, and has been receiving buildings, churches, cathedrals and monuments related to the religion throughout the pass of centuries.

Burgos Cathedral

The most interesting religious building hat can be found in the town of Burgos is its main cathedral. Burgos Cathedral was originally built in the XIII century, although it received some additions during the XIV and XV centuries as well.

This cathedral shows a structure and facade typically Gothic, with two main towers on its western side and entrances framed with interesting arches.

Outside view of the majestic Burgos Cathedral in Castilla y Leon, Spain.
Burgos Cathedral

The Monasterio de las Huelgas and the Monasterio de Miraflores

Besides the Cathedral of Burgos, this town also has several other major religious constructions, such as per example the Monasterio de las Huelgas or Las Huelgas Monastery.

The Monasterio de las Huelgas was built around the year 1180, and shows a very interesting architectural structure with two attractive cloisters. Also, the Monasterio de Miraflores is another one of the main religious constructions of Burgos in which visitors could also meet the Mausoleum of King John II and his wife.

Outside view of Monasterio de las Huelgas in Burgos, Spain.
Monasterio de las Huelgas

Map of Burgos in Spain