Arco de Santa María

Burgos, Spain

Arco de Santa María is one of the 12 medieval gates of Burgos had during the middle ages. It was rebuilt by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor during the 16th century after the local rulers of the city supported him during the Revolt of the Comuneros. On the facade of the arch appear people of importance to the city of Burgos and Castile, such as Diego Rodríguez Porcelos, the founder of the city, Jueces de Castilla Laín Calvo and Nuño Rasura, El Cid, Fernán González and Charles V himself.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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María lm (2 years ago)
A very detailed structure, so interesting.
AdventuresOfBiru (2 years ago)
You have to take a closer look at the details,there is so much to admire and get surprised :)
my caminobed (3 years ago)
Magnificent medieval gate acting as the entrance to the plaza in front of the cathedral. Must see in Burgos on your camino
Jan Smith (3 years ago)
One of the best archways or city gates that I have seen. A must see
Fermín Vicente (3 years ago)
Be ready to enter medieval Burgos through this amazing gate, very well preserved. You can even get in for free and admire the fantastic wooden ceilings, the views from the tower, or some temporary exposition inside the rooms.
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