The Cathedral awakens

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos (La Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María) awakens at sunrise. Its spires curl skyward, sprouting one upon another. It stretches horizontally as well as vertically, expanding in all directions over the centuries.

Work on the Cathedral began in the year 1221. Its lines were determined by gothic trends already established in Paris and Reims. Later styles were introduced as the structure developed over the course of the next five hundred years.

Bob and I visited the Cathedral in the afternoon when it was busy with tourists. I captured this photograph on the following morning when Burgos was still asleep and the plaza was deserted.

The path of the Camino Francés crosses the shadow of this World Heritage Site.

Buen caminó!


If you are interested in other fantastic medieval structures, you should join Mark and Vicki for a Mediterranean cruise in October, 2018. See the link here for details. Naturally, we'll be visiting sensational sites near the water like Messina, Taormina, Valletta, and Rhodes. I plan on bringing my camera. There are more views than my mind will remember.