Until recently, I heard that in Spain and Bulgaria have almost the same name of the city - whether Burgos, whether Burgas. And over the last year by chance (due to fog in Sofia), I visited both of these cities, and now I know: in Bulgaria - Burgas, and in Spain - Burgos ...

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Burgos stands on the River Arlanzón. The historic center is located on the north shore.

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And on the east side of a park Fuentes Blancas, whose main attraction is the Carthusian monastery of Miraflores.

Картезианский монастырь Мирафлорес (Cartuja de Miraflores)

Орден картезианцев основал монах Бруно Кёльнский (1030-1101). В 1084 г. в Альпах, недалеко от Гренобля он создал свой ​​монастырь - Великую Шартрезу, по названию которого и стал именоваться орден.

Bruno of Cologne (Bruno de Colonia)

This same Cartesians monastery founded by King Juan II of Castile in 1441. In 1452 the building burned down, and the current monastery was built in 1454-84 years.

Cartuja de Miraflores (Cartuja de Miraflores)

A luxurious altar made ​​by the sculptor Gil de Siloe in the 1496-99 biennium., And the paint is applied painter Diego de la Cruz.

Cartuja de Miraflores (Cartuja de Miraflores)

to the altar, you can walk right up to consider craftsmanship.

Cartuja de Miraflores (Cartuja de Miraflores)

In the center of the nave is the tomb of King Juan II of Castile (1405-54) and his wife, Queen Isabella of Portugal (1428-96). Work ordered their daughter - Isabella the Catholic. Author was still the same Gil de Siloe. The tomb is Gothic alabaster in the form of an 8-pointed star. In 2006, a study was made ​​of the remains - it is interesting that the skeleton king remained almost completely, and the queen only a few bones.

Tomb of Juan II and Isabella of Portugal (Sepulcro de Juan II e Isabel de Portugal)

also adorns the monastery beautiful painting.

Cartuja de Miraflores (Cartuja de Miraflores)

Medieval Burgos had 12 gates. Until we reached the arch of Santa Maria, built in the XIV-XV centuries. and then converted from white limestone in 1536-53 years. In the niches of the arch you can see the figures of men. Occupies a central place Diego Rodríguez Porcelos.

St. Mary Arch (Arco de Santa Maria)

It Diego Rodriguez is considered the founder of the city. This happened in 884

Burgos (Burgos)

Burgos name probably comes from the Latin word burgus - Tower.

Paloma Street (Calle de la Paloma)

The main property of the city - the Gothic cathedral. It is the only Spanish cathedral, which is itself part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is so big that in one frame I did not fit.

Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos)

posters on the wall can be seen in red. At first I thought that Pope Benedict XVI calls for some kind of religious revolution. But it turned out, these are two separate banner and "R-evolution" was the slogan of Burgos candidates for the title of European Capital of Culture - 2016 Cimvolichnye letter "R" can be seen everywhere. 

Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos)

Construction of the cathedral began in 1221 by decree of King Ferdinand III of Castile on the site of the former Romanesque cathedral. The altar was consecrated in 1260, and then for over 200 years, the construction work is not carried out.

Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos)

Completion of the cathedral belongs to 1567, when the spire was completed over the main overlap.

Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos)

The temple has several altars.

Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos)

In the cathedral there is room for masterpieces. For example, the work of a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci - Dzhampetrino - "Magdalene." Remembering Altovsky "story art" - this Mary Magdalene (in contrast to the work of El Greco) repents somehow unconvincing and without a spark.

Magdalene (Magdalena)

And in the courtyard there was a place in contemporary art.

Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos)

In the cathedral there are several tombs. In 1921 there was reburied national hero of Spain El Cid and his wife Jimena.

Burgos Cathedral (Catedral de Burgos)

Here is the legendary sword of El Cid - Tyson. After the death of the great warrior sword was at the King of Aragon, and in 1516 he received the Marquis de Falces for meritorious service. According to legend, de Falces instead of the palace and grounds chose the sword of El Cid. Much more sly was the last owner of Tyson - Marquis Jose Ramon Suarez del Otero, who in 2007 pushed the sword Government of Castile and Leon for 1.6 million. Euro. And many experts believe that the market value only about 200-300 thousand. Euro, as there is no certainty that it is the sword of El Cid. Metal analysis showed that the blade actually dates back to the XI century., But the hilt is made ​​in the XVI century.

El Cid (El Sid)

El Cid (real name Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar) (1048-99) was born in the suburbs of Burgos and served at the Castilian court. Was one of the heroes of the Reconquista in 1094 captured Valencia, where he died later.
Estesstvenno, in Burgos there and the monument of El Cid, which is somewhat reminiscent of Moscow Yuri Dolgoruky.

El Cid (El Sid)

During moving Aunt Galya showed us the bus film "El Cid" (1961), who claimed to be the "Oscar" in 3 nominations, but failed to win. Most of the 3-hour epic movie takes love story of Sid and Jimena, played by Sophia Loren.
On the bridge of San Pablo has a sculpture Jimena Diaz.

Jimena Diaz (Jimena Diaz)

and on the opposite side of the bridge you can see the son of El Cid and Jimena - Diego.

Diego Rodriguez (Diego Rodriguez)

Since The city stands in the way of St. Jacob, you can not escape without Sculpture pilgrim. Written work - Teodoro Antonio Ruiz.

Pilgrim (El Peregrino)

Since 1038 Burgos was the capital of the Kingdom of Castile. In 1492, the title was transferred to Valladolid. And now is the second city of Burgos autonomy, with a population of about 179 thousand. Man.

Plaza Mayor (Plaza Mayor)

The main square of the city is paved with red bricks.

Plaza Mayor (Plaza Mayor)

Here is the mayor's office. On the left side - red-brown flag Burgos.

Town Hall,

King Charles III (1716-88) of the Bourbon dynasty ruled Spain for almost 30 years. During these years, the restoration of the country after a strong decline. Spend a lot of economic reforms, many of whom did not like people - sometimes even rebellion. Charles III said: "My people as a child - he cries when it is washed."

Charles III (Carlos III)

in Burgos has some beautiful palaces. One of them - the Palace of the Captain. This military headquarters was built in 1903-07 years.

Captain Palace (Palacio de Capitania General)

Before the palace paces girl with an umbrella.

Girl with umbrella (La dama del paraguas)

House rulers Burgos (constable) is also called the House of Ropes, as facade is decorated with "rope" patterns. The palace was built on the orders of the Constable Pedro Fernandez de Velasco in 1476 And in 1497 there was held a meeting with the Columbus Catholic Kings after the second voyage to America.

Ropes House (Casa del Cordon)

The current government is located in the province of Burgos classical building on an area of El Cid. The palace was built in 1864-69 years. during the reign of Isabel II.

Provincial Palace (Palacio Provincial)

main theater of the city - Theatre Principal. Its construction began in 1843, and the grand opening took place in 1858

Principals Theatre (Teatro Principal)

Actors can be seen not only on stage but also in the street. Here, for example, was accidentally met Johnny Depp.

Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow)

King of Castile Henry III of Castile Painful (1379-1406) did not differ good health and died at the age of 27 years. He is buried in the cathedral of Toledo.

Enrique III Painful (Enrique III el Doliente)

Along the river Arlanzón long stretches park, where they like to walk locals and visitors Burgos.

Alley Marcelino Santa Maria (Paseo de Marcelino Santa Maria)

Here the police walking their dogs.


Incidentally, the 150th anniversary of the city police in Burgos was established here such a monument. 

Urban Guard (Guardia Urbano)

is especially nice for walking promenade Isla. Construction of the mall started in the middle of the XIX century., And at the beginning of the XX century. the park was decorated with interesting monuments.

Alley Isla (Paseo de la Isla)

In 1905, he was a bust of Miguel de Cervantes.

Miguel de Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes)

From the monastery of San Pedro de Arlantsa was delivered fountain of colonial style.


Perhaps the main decoration of the park - waterfall complex created from the stalactites and stalagmites of Atapuerca.

Alley Isla (Paseo de la Isla)

As I said, shaped as letters "R" was everywhere.

Alley Isla (Paseo de la Isla)

Word R-evolution was chosen because the city is the famous Museum of Human Evolution. It was opened in the summer of 2010, and has become the most visited museum of Castile and Leon, and is one of 10 of the most popular museums in the entire country.

Museum of Human Evolution (Museo de la Evolucion Humana)

In addition to the museum on the south bank of the city are not many attractions, but something interesting to be found.

Улица Аранда де Дуэро (Calle de Aranda de Duero)

Валенсийский скульптор Андреу Альфаро (р.1929) подарил городу работу в своём фирменном алюминиевом стиле.

America (Las Americas)

in Burgos has several universities and institutes.  

Lopez de Mendoza Institute (Instituto Cardenal Lopez de Mendoza)

Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, built in the XVI century., Is interesting because it apparently made ​​in the style of the Renaissance, and soak in the late Gothic style.

Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian (Iglesia de San Cosme y San Damian)

By and large, this excursion part of our tour of the north of Spain ended. Ahead - overnight in Saragossa and 3 days holiday at the sea in La Pineda ...

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