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  • Burgos, Spain
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  • Burgos is an important stopover city on the Way of St. James.
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  • This monument dominates the entire city and its spires can be seen from several miles away.
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  • The cathedral is the main tourist attraction of Burgos
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  • Started in 1221, it was finished in the 15th century. It is a Gothic-style masterpiece.
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  • The tomb of El Cid lays under this lantern spire rising 54 metres above a delicate openwork star vault.
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  • Founded in 884, Burgos became the capital of Castile in 930.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

Burgos is a large city in the north of Castile. Located on a plateau 900 metres above sea level, it is a major stop on the Way of St. James pilgrimage route. Its rich cultural heritage is represented by the Cathedral of Saint Mary, one of the largest in Spain, whose spires can be seen from several miles away. Finally, Burgos is the birthplace of El Cid, a hero of the Reconquest of Spain, who is today buried inside the cathedral.

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