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  • Plaza de Santa María, s/n
    09003 Burgos
    Spain
  • Phone number +34 947 204 712
  • Business website catedraldeburgos.es

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  • 4.0 star rating
    24/9/2012

    This cathedral is quite a spectacle, and, if you are anywhere nearby, it is well worth stopping for a tour.  Be warned, though, that you may end up leaving with the thought nagging at the back of your mind, How many people starved while they filled this church up with gold?  Because this place is FILLED UP.  Every corner of every chapel and transept is covered in elaborate artwork, particularly the Baroque chapel...(shudder).  Any thought of allowing the soaring architecture to alone inspire worshipers was at some point forgotten in an orgy of chapel renovations and additions by bishops and wealthy citizens who apparently wanted to buy their way in to heaven.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE visiting cathedrals, but something about the garishness of this one left me uneasy.  As a tourist site, though, it is extremely clean, organized, and well-maintained...like I said, well worth the stop and the money to take the tour.

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