Inside Burgos, Burgos
This monument is situated at Calle Sierra de Atapuerca near the Gaset Bridge on the southern bank of river Arlanzon. On the top of the column you can see the figure of Saint Dominique or Domingo de Guzman and de Aza (1170 – 1221). That monk was well known preacher the fighter against heresy and preached among Cathars. He was the founder of the Order of Dominicans also known as the Black Friars. Traditionally since XIII century Santo Domingo is the savior and protector of city of Burgos. That’s order was responsible for running the office of Holy Inquisition. Two figures sitting at the each side of the column are Francisco de Vittoria and Domingo de Soto. They both were famous Spanish theologians of XVI century.
A 800 km route across the north of Spain, running from France to Santiago de Compostella in Galicia. It was the route for pilgrims in the middle ages who travelled from throughout Europe to pay tribute to the saint (Spains patron saint) at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostella.
It is still a popular route today for walkers, cyclists and horseriders, who traverse the north of Spain for religious reasons or just to enjoy the spectacular scenery, churches monasteries, towns and cities along the route. The lazier or those who cannot afford the time, even do it by car, as the walking time is about 6 to 8 weeks.
The route passes through the city of Burgos, visiting its cathedral and churches. The whole route is marked with a scallop shell symbol (see photo), like the one I spotted near the Arco San Martin, I saw others in the center near the cathedral.
For more information on the Camino de Santiago.
This very realistic monument shows the police officer performing his duty of traffic-controller. Unfortunately I failed to find any information on the monument and its authors. You can easily find that statues at Plaza de la Vega, Burgos.
Along one side of the Plaza Mayor you can find some illuminated photo panels along its top. They're photos of random everyday objects. They provide light as well as something to look at and I, at least, found this interesting!
After we explored the cathedral and its grounds we strolled around one of the surrounding neighborhoods. We spotted this ruin of what was most likely a temple.