Found project: Burgos Cathedral


    Project : Burgos Cathedral

    Language variant : Catedral de Burgos

    Architect : Colonia, Juan de

    Completion: 1260 (consecration)

    Locality : Burgos

    Country : Spain

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    Burgos Cathedral is genuinely French in all but one feature, the ratio of height to breadth. There is no space left between either the main arcade and the triforium or the triforium and the clerestory, so that the interior is conspicuously lacking in elevation, and this is very characteristic of the early Gothic cathedrals of Spain.

    With lofty windows richly decorated with ball-flower, statuettes on carved brackets and beneath canopies, and, above all, their tall openwork spires, the western steeples of Burgos Cathedral are the most beautiful examples of German Gothic in Spain. These towering steeples (by architect Hans of Cologne) dominate the entire city of Burgos.

    Bevan, Bernard: History of Spanish architecture. B. T. Batsford, London 1938, pp. 80 & 127.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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