Burgos

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

As we continued on with out European tour, we arrived in Burgos, which is a town in northern Spain and is about three and a half hour drive from Toledo.

The first that we saw upon arriving was this… isn’t it a wonderful combination of nature and architecture …


And then there’s the Paseo de Espolon, a public garden with a tree-lined pedestrian walkway which was so pretty during spring, when people were just happily strolling and biking along.


Near the Paeo is the Arco de Santa Maria or the St. Mary’s Gate, which in medieval times, was used as one of the city’s main gates allowing entrance to the town.


The façade of the gate is adorned with sculptures of well known people from Burgos like Charles V, the counts Diego Porcelos and Fernán González and El Cid.



Then it was time for lunch and we went to a tapas place in the centre of the town. Not a good experience as it was way too oily for our liking. Well anyway, the dining experience was not what we went there for…we just wanted something to fill our tummy before we visited the Cathedral.


While the Burgos Cathedral in Spain is relatively unknown compared to Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, it is still a stunning work of architecture making it in the UNESCO World Heritage List for its ‘Outstanding Universal Value’.


Gosh… the doors and exterior were exquisite! Sadly, we weren’t able to take photos of the interior as there were so many people standing around.


The windows which were so gorgeous to look at. Can’t imagine how many we saw in such a short time that we were there.


Apartment buildings with windows and doors overlooking the town.


A mural that we saw, I am just not sure if it is still there.


And goodbye Burgos… with a statue of El Cid as we drove past on our tour bus.


Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain and came to be known by the Moors as El Cid, and by the Christians as El Campeador. He was born in Vivar del Cid, a village near the city of Burgos. Wikipedia

28 Comments Add yours

  1. picpholio says:

    The cathedral af Burgos is realy wonderful. Thanks for showing us so many impressions.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I am just disappointed that I wasn’t able to capture the interior…but oh well. It is my pleasure to share even just the exterior. ❤️

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  2. Iris Empereur says:

    Great architecture and a fun mural, too.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for your visit. It is my pleasure to share some of my travels which at the moment we still can’t do here where we are.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    What a great introduction to Burgos, Teresa! Compared to Portugal, our neighbour Spain is huge and there’s so much I’ve yet to see. Many thanks for this beautiful stroll.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Hey Jo, glad you liked it. I have one wish that before I get to finish posting about my past travels…Australia will be able to open up its borders already. But I don’t think so 🙄

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      1. restlessjo says:

        It’s lucky you did so much traveling to write about, Teresa, but looked at another way…how would you ever have found time to write them all up if you were still traveling? One day it must happen, hon!

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      2. Teresa says:

        Haha good thought Jo. One day…

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  4. margaret21 says:

    Spain’s streetscapes always have rewarding views for the window-hunter. And the exterior of the Cathedral promises such riches within too.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes that is true Margaret. Thanks 🙏🏻

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  5. Burgos is lovely, Teresa. That Cathedral is mind blowing beautiful. You were so lucky to get such wonderful photos, the architecture and the feel of the town. You must have been on a very tight schedule but I am glad you shared your time and this leg of your trip with us. That is a lovely mural, too. Very French feeling, I thought.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes when you are with a tour group, you just get rattled at everything that’s happening around you that you have to choose which one to focus on.

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  6. Ludwig says:

    Thank you for this wonderful visit to a marvelous place. The photography is beautiful and really gives a feel of the town. Now about those full length windows. The are gorgeous, of course, but they also qualify for Thursday Doors!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yeah I know… it does. That’s what I thought!

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  7. Teresa, your photos are just amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Aletta ❤️

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  8. Nancy Chan says:

    A wonderful and interesting place to visit. Great architecture. Beautiful tree-lined pedestrian walkway. That is a nice mural.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by Nancy. That walkway is really attractive.

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  9. sami veloso says:

    Lovely mural. Been out of phone/net reception since Tuesday, just got back to civilization… Thanks for participating in Monday murals.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I hate having no reception. Thanks as well Sami.

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  10. Do you remember the film El Cid, starring Charlton Heston,1961? Great final scene. Magnificent doors around the cathedral. It looks like you are really enjoying your trip.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I really haven’t watched it but I have heard about it. Yes I did enjoy the trip but it just was too fast.

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    The city is lovely. I like your opening photo of nature and architecture- it’s not always the case that the two mix well. The cathedral is magnificent. Thanks for sharing so many pictures. I really liked the close ups of the details. Thanks for joining us at Thursday Doors .

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    1. Teresa says:

      Hi Dan, this is Teresa and always a pleasure to join Thursday doors. This is another blog of mine which is just about my travels. Hope you are not confused.
      Regards, Teresa

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        Thanks for the clarification. It’s good to see you here, as well. 🙂

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  12. Emille says:

    Beautiful doors in Northern Spain! Only have been in the South of Spain in winter time (still nice weather!)

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    1. Teresa says:

      What is winter time like in Southern Spain? It doesn’t get as cold right? Thanks for stopping by Emille.

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