Capilla de Los Condestables

Capilla de Los Condestables, Burgos

Capilla de Los Condestables

Capilla de Los Condestables
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK596 contributions
Architectural magic
Oct 2019 • Couples
This chapel can only be accessed once you have paid to visit the cathedral. It’s most interesting aspect for me was to show how the architect of the time dealt with building this chapel on the side of the cathedral but within a hillside.
Written 5 October 2019
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Claire C
Sydney, Australia570 contributions
inside the main cathedral, beautiful piece of art
Sep 2019
inside the main cathedral, beautiful piece of art making up the ceiling of one of the main section of roofing.
Written 30 September 2019
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Gaynor S
Solihull, UK419 contributions
Interesting.
Apr 2019 • Couples
The whole history around this burial site, within the cathedral is fascinating, so worth getting the guide. Again the people buried here are mentioned in the surrounding areas.
Written 27 April 2019
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TravelFan48105
Ann Arbor, MI1,585 contributions
Side-chapel within Burgos Cathedral
Oct 2018 • Friends
While this is technically as side-chapel, it is as big and ornate as a church itself. It is located directly behind the main altar of the cathedral. Within the Capilla are an altar, choir, beautiful decorations and paintings. The most striking features are the centrally located tombs of the founders of the Capilla, the wealthy High Constable and his wife. Note that this chapel can only be seen as part of a Cathedral visit. There is no separate entrance or admission fee.
Written 13 February 2019
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Aleph_999
Salamanca, Spain671 contributions
One of the best parts of the cathedral
Nov 2018 • Friends
It is one of the best parts of the cathedral. A marvellous wonder of Gothic architecture, particularly the ceiling. You can not visit this chapel on its own but you have to purchase the ticket for the whole cathedral.
Written 25 November 2018
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Scott W
South Miami, FL416 contributions
Beautiful "chapel" within the cathedral
Apr 2018 • Solo
A very beautiful part of the cathedral with tombs as well as beautiful artwork. You can really take in the architecture of the building by looking up at the clear windowed ceiling in beautiful designs.
Written 25 May 2018
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal18,121 contributions
Visit of the Cathedral of Burgos.
Apr 2018 • Solo
During your visit of the Cathedral of Burgos you will pass by the “Chapel of the Contestable or Contestable Chapel” one of the several chapels in the Cathedral of Burgos. The name is the usual denomination of the chapels, although its true avocation is Chapel of the Purification of the Virgin. It is a funerary chapel built in the ambulatory of the cathedral, in Gothic style and an incipient Renaissance. By the audio guide who is dispensed for free by the entrance you will get more on this chapel.
Written 27 April 2018
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Andrew215
Louisville, KY155 contributions
A Jewel Like Chapel
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is a jewel within the Cathedral and it is no mere chapel. It is very beautiful and large open space that contains two tombs topped with effigies of Carrara marble. They belong to Don Pedro Fernandez de Velasco and Manrique de Lara, Constable of Castile, and his wife Dona Mencía de Mendoza y Figueroa, who directed the construction of the cathedral during her husband's absences. This chapel shows their power as well status as major benefactors of the Cathedral. The effigies/statutes are extraordinary fine works of detailed realism. While there look to the right there is a painting of La Magdalena (Mary Magdalene) by Giampietrino a (disciple of Leonardo da Vinci).
Written 9 April 2018
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Zatash
France689 contributions
As part of the visit to the cathedral
Jun 2017 • Couples
Very beautiful place to visit but this is part of the audio-guide of the cathedral. I am not sure you can go there directly.
Written 3 July 2017
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884courtenay
Burgos, Spain103 contributions
The carving of the two memorial sculptures is simply superlative
Mar 2017
The sculptures of the two founders of the cathedral in Italian Carrara marble completed after their deaths, is some of the finest carving I have ever seen and that includes the Michelangelo's Madonna in St Peters in Rome. One of the incredible details is the little dog at the Queen's feet. The rest of the chapel with the coat of arms of the two founders are impressive. The 8 pointed ceiling is very clever and the light cascading into the chapel is very special with the two special extra arches to accommodate the fact that the chapel is in fact 6 sided. The presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple guided and polychrome but so tactile and lifelike.
Written 22 March 2017
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