Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Overland to Leon, via Burgos

Burgos was the historic capital of the 16th- century Castile kingdom.  This is one of Spain's most well-preserved medieval cities, and a UNESCO world heritage site.  The Arco de Santa Maria was the ancient entrance to the city:
Burgos was also believed to be the location where the legendary El Cid was buried
The Gothic cathedral was built between the 14th and 15th centuries.  This is the only cathedral I have seen with a David's star on the rose window:

 There is also the Spanish touch of a little bull in the manger with Joseph and Mary.
Some street scenes in Burgos:


We arrived Leon in late afternoon:

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