The construction of a cathedral at Burgos was ordered by King Ferdinand III of Castile and Mauricio, the English-born Bishop of Burgos. Construction started on the site of the former Romanesque cathedral on July 20, 1221. Work began at the chevet (east end), which was completed in nine years.
The high altar was consecrated in 1260, then there was a lengthy hiatus of almost 200 years before construction started up again. The cathedral was finally completed in 1567, with the addition of the lantern spire over the main crossing (which rises above a delicate openwork star vault).
The architects principally responsible for its construction were a Frenchman named Enrique (who also worked on Leon Cathedral) in the 13th century and a German named John of Cologne (Juan de Colonia) in the 15th century. The latter was discovered and hired by the bishop of Burgos while attending the Council of Constance in 1417.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the Cathedral of Burgos (Reception)
End location: At the Cathedral of Burgos (Reception)
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
Guided tour in the Cathedral of Burgos
The tour does not include the tickets to the Cathedral
If the tour fall in a holiday or week end there is and extra charge of 25€
Cathedral ticket 7€
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Rosalia was an outstanding guide. Rosalia's English was excellent, her know of the cathedral and city was vast and she was focused on relevant highlights in the allotted time. We especially appreciated her passion and ability to bring the history to life. We were sorry we did not have more time to spend with her before getting back on the Camino.