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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Burgos Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Burgos, Spain, that is recognised as a World Heritage Site. The cathedral, which was built in the Gothic style, is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is famous for its vast size and unique architecture.


Burgos Cathedral, Spain
Burgos Cathedral, Spain
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Construction of Burgos Cathedral began in 1211. In the 15th and 16th centuries, important modifications were made to it, including changes to the spires on the principal façade, the Chapel of the Constable and the cimborio (octogonal tower) of the transept. In the 18th century, the sacristy of the Chapel of Saint Thecla was added.

Burgos Cathedral houses extraordinary works by famous sculptors and architects, among them the architects and sculptors from the Colonia family, as well as sculptors Gil de Siloé, Felipe Vigarmy, Diego de Siloé and many others.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Burgos Cathedral was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29 October - 2 November, 1984.

Location: N42 20 24.72 W3 42 14.436 in the Province of Burgos, the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon
Inscription Year: 1984
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, VI
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