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Cycle Tour Burgos - Bilbao

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Burgos - Bilbao

Added on 07 Nov 2019,

on 07 Nov 2019

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Total distance in km

204

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Cumulative elevation gain in m

2.190

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Avg. slope uphill in %

1,07

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Cumulative elevation loss in m

3.054

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GPS track data

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biroto-Redaktion

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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by biroto-Redaktion on 07 Nov 2019

Track points in total

2.798

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Track points per km (avg)

14

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Start/endpoint

Start location

Burgos, Castile and León, ES (877 m NHN)

End location

Bilbao, Basque Country, ES (13 m NHN)

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

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0 km
0,6 km
876 m

ES-09003 Burgos

 

Heritage building(s)/World heritage site

Vistas de la Catedral de Burgos
Burgos - Arco de Santa Maria
Historic City Centre of Burgos
Plaza Mayor de Burgos

Burgos ([ˈburɣos]) is a city in northern Spain, historic capital of Castile. It is situated on the confluence of the Arlanzón river tributaries, at the edge of the Iberian central plateau. It has about 180,000 inhabitants in the actual city and another 20,000 in the metropolitan area. It is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The Burgos Laws or Leyes de Burgos which first governed the behaviour of Spaniards towards the natives of the Americas were promulgated here in 1512.

It has many historic landmarks, of particular importance; the Cathedral of Burgos (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984) and the Cartuja of Miraflores. A large number of churches, palaces and other buildings from themedieval age remain. The city is surrounded by the Fuentes Blancas and the Paseo de la Isla parks.

The city forms the principal crossroad of northern Spain along the Camino de Santiago, which runs parallel to the River Arlanzón.

The Museum of Human Evolution was opened in 2010, unique in its kind across the world and projected to become one of the top 10 most-visited museums in Spain. The museum features the first Europeans, which lived in this area 800,000 years ago.

The Museum of Burgos summarizes the history of the province of Burgos. It has important objects and documents from all the ages, starting from Atapuerca, passing to the Romans and Iberians, and finishing in the contemporary period. The museum is located in a renascence palace, the House of Íñigo Angulo, which has a main patio that structures the museum.

Burgos is rich in ancient churches and convents. The three most notable are the cathedral, with its chapel of the Condestables de Castilla, the monastery of Las Huelgas, and the Carthusian monastery of Miraflores. Minor notable churches are San Esteban, San Gil (Sancti Aegidii), San Pedro, San Cosme y San Damián, Santiago (Sancti Jacobi), San Lorenzo and San Lesmes (Adelelmi). The Convento de la Merced, occupied by the Jesuits, and the Hospital del Rey are also of historic and architectural interest.

Among the other interesting architectural structures, in the walls of the city are the famous gateway of Santa María, erected for the first entrance of the Emperor Charles V, and the arch of Fernán González.

Burgos' Gothic Cathedral

Construction on Burgos' Gothic Cathedral began in 1221 and spanned mainly from the 13th to 15th centuries. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The west front is flanked by towers terminating in octagonal spires covered with open stonework traceries. The middle section, which serves as an entrance, has three alabaster pilasters, the intercolumnar spaces bearing panel-pictures representing the martyrdom of saints. The façade possessed ornate and fantastic surface decoration.

The octagonal chapel of the Condestable, in florid, thus highly sculpted, Gothic design, has a roof finished with balustraded turrets, needle-pointed pinnacles, and statues. In the lower portion, coats of arms, shields, and crouching lions have been worked into the ensemble. The exterior of the sacristy is decorated with carved traceries, figures of angels and armoured knights. The elaborate tabernacle is composed of two octagonal sections in Corinthian style.

Monasterio de las Huelgas Reales

The Monastery of the Royal Retreats on the outskirts of the city, was founded in 1180 by king Alfonso VIII, and was begun in a pre-Gothic style, although almost every style has been introduced over many additions. The remarkable cloisters have been described as "unrivalled for beauty both of detail and design, and perhaps unsurpassed by anything in its age and style in any part of Europe" (1911 Encyclopædia Britannica). One cloister has semicircular arches with delicate and varied columns; the other has an ogival style of early Gothic. The interior of the church has enormous columns supporting its magnificent vault; the entrance is modern. This convent historically benefited from extraordinary privileges granted to its abbess by kings and popes.

Historic centre

The city preserves its medievalhistoric centre, corresponding to the city walls.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Burgos', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 October 2012, 06:07 UTC, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Burgos&oldid=515581631 [accessed 29 October 2012]

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Hours of opening

Cathedral

Daily from 9:30h to 18:30h.
Free: Tuesday from 16:30 h.

Museum of Human Evolution

From Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 14:30 and 16:30 to 20 h
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 20:00 h
Free: Wednesdays from 16:30h to 20h and Tuesday and Thursday from 19h to 20h

 

0 km
0,9 km
878 m

 

ES-09003 Burgos

 

Hotel without restaurant (garni)

 

0 km
0,2 km
876 m

 

ES-09003 Burgos

 

Hotel without restaurant (garni)

 

0 km
0,9 km
862 m

 

ES-09002 Burgos

 

Hotel without restaurant (garni)

 

0 km
4,4 km
911 m

ES-09193 Burgos

 

Abbey/convent

Vista exterior de la Cartuja de Miraflores, en Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos

Miraflores Charterhouse (Spanish: Cartuja de Miraflores) is a charterhouse, or Carthusian monastery, located in the city of Burgos, it is situated about four kilometres from the historic city center.

For centuries it was a summer residence of the Spanish monarchy and is one of the most important Gothic buildings of Spain.

The buildings were originally built as a palace for Henry III of Castile in 1401, while his son John II of Castile gave it to the Carthusian Order in order to made it a royal burial place, and in 1441 the abbey was founded. In 1452 the palace was damaged by fire and reconstruction started in 1454 under the direction of the architects Juan de Colonia and Simón de Colonia. The restoration was finished in 1484, during the reign of Isabella I of Castile.

Among the treasures of the Charterhouse are the wooden statue of St. Bruno, the wooden choir stalls in the church and the mausoleum of King John II and of his wife, Isabella of Portugal, constructed of marble and with their alabaster recumbent effigies. Around the top frieze are statues of angels in miniature. The French soldiers in the War of Independence (1814) mutilated this beautiful work, cutting off some of the heads and carrying them away to France. King John II's daughters by his first wife, heiresses Catherine, Princess of Asturias, and Eleanor, Princess of Asturias, are also buried in the monastery.

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taken over / edited on

15 Mar 2015

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Hours of opening

Daily: 10:15 to 15: 00h and 16:00 to 18: 00h

Sunday: 11:00 to 15: 00h and 16:00 to 18: 00h

 

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