Burgo de Osma Cathedral

Burgo de Osma, Spain

The Cathedral of Burgo de Osma is in the Gothic architectural style, and was constructed on an area previously occupied by a Romanesque church. It is one of the best preserved medieval buildings in the country and considered one of the best examples of thirteenth-century gothic architecture in Spain. The building of the church started in 1232, and was completed in 1784. The cloister is from 1512. The tower is from 1739. The cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

The latest additions are from the 18th century although the cathedral was built over a primitive 13th-century Romanesque temple, reason why there are so many interesting elements to see such as the main façade and its Renaissance-style door, its high tower, the altarpiece and the Gothic marble pulpit in the major chapel. Other works of art are the frescos in the dome, the Immaculate figure on the central altar which was brought from Rome, the Neoclassical sacristy, the Flamboyant Gothic cloister, beautiful stain glass windows on the upper part of the cathedral or the tomb of San Pedro de Osma, which is considered a masterpiece of funerary art. Inside the cathedral, there is also a museum with paintings and sculptures, as well as valuable codices such as the one known as “El Beato”.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1232
Category: Religious sites in Spain

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Felicity Renshaw (8 months ago)
Beautiful example of 12th - 16th century architecture, with a fine museum of relics and vestments.
Martin Alcubierre (10 months ago)
Awesome
Malcolm Connop (11 months ago)
Beautiful place cafes restaurants, lots of history.
Juan Carlos Castillo Avila (11 months ago)
Its OK
Paul Yeaton (11 months ago)
A town of about 5000 with a cathedral. Spain
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon and the designer of the primary statue was Daniel Chester French.

Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, 'The Gettysburg Address' and his 'Second Inaugural Address'. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.