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    Iglesia de San Gil.

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 26, 2014

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    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers.
    The church itself has three naves and there are many chapels with luxury tombs in the church. The tombs are excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance funerary art and provide a lot of information on medieval fashion. The Nativity Chapel has a starred vault and an impressive Renaissance altarpiece. The Chapel of the Good Morning (Buena Mañana) has an excellent Gothic altarpiece, created by Gil de Siloe. Legend says that Santa Teresa used to hear Mass here. The third interesting chapel is the Chapel of the Cross that was created by Juan de Vallejo in the XVI century. Famous master Filipe Vigarni also worked in this church.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Tuesday to Saturday
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tours are available before and after worship.

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    Iglesia de San Gil. Interiors

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 26, 2014

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    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers.
    The church itself has three naves and there are many chapels with luxury tombs in the church. The tombs are excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance funerary art and provide a lot of information on medieval fashion. The Nativity Chapel has a starred vault and an impressive Renaissance altarpiece. The Chapel of the Good Morning (Buena Mañana) has an excellent Gothic altarpiece, created by Gil de Siloe. Legend says that Santa Teresa used to hear Mass here. The third interesting chapel is the Chapel of the Cross that was created by Juan de Vallejo in the XVI century. Famous master Filipe Vigarni also worked in this church.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Tuesday to Saturday
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tours are available before and after worship.

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    Iglesia de San Gil. High Altar

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 26, 2014

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    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers.
    The church itself has three naves and there are many chapels with luxury tombs in the church. The tombs are excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance funerary art and provide a lot of information on medieval fashion. The Nativity Chapel has a starred vault and an impressive Renaissance altarpiece. The Chapel of the Good Morning (Buena Mañana) has an excellent Gothic altarpiece, created by Gil de Siloe. Legend says that Santa Teresa used to hear Mass here. The third interesting chapel is the Chapel of the Cross that was created by Juan de Vallejo in the XVI century. Famous master Filipe Vigarni also worked in this church.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Tuesday to Saturday
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tours are available before and after worship.

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    Iglesia de San Gil. Holy Cross & other Chapels

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 26, 2014

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    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers.
    The church itself has three naves and there are many chapels with luxury tombs in the church. The tombs are excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance funerary art and provide a lot of information on medieval fashion. The Nativity Chapel has a starred vault and an impressive Renaissance altarpiece. The Chapel of the Good Morning (Buena Mañana) has an excellent Gothic altarpiece, created by Gil de Siloe. Legend says that Santa Teresa used to hear Mass here. The third interesting chapel is the Chapel of the Cross that was created by Juan de Vallejo in the XVI century. Famous master Filipe Vigarni also worked in this church.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Tuesday to Saturday
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tours are available before and after worship.

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    Iglesia de San Gil. Nativity Chapel

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 26, 2014

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    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers.
    The church itself has three naves and there are many chapels with luxury tombs in the church. The tombs are excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance funerary art and provide a lot of information on medieval fashion. The Nativity Chapel has a starred vault and an impressive Renaissance altarpiece. The Chapel of the Good Morning (Buena Mañana) has an excellent Gothic altarpiece, created by Gil de Siloe. Legend says that Santa Teresa used to hear Mass here. The third interesting chapel is the Chapel of the Cross that was created by Juan de Vallejo in the XVI century. Famous master Filipe Vigarni also worked in this church.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Tuesday to Saturday
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tours are available before and after worship.

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    Iglesia de San Gil. Good Morning Chapel

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 26, 2014

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    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers.
    The church itself has three naves and there are many chapels with luxury tombs in the church. The tombs are excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance funerary art and provide a lot of information on medieval fashion. The Nativity Chapel has a starred vault and an impressive Renaissance altarpiece. The Chapel of the Good Morning (Buena Mañana) has an excellent Gothic altarpiece, created by Gil de Siloe. Legend says that Santa Teresa used to hear Mass here. The third interesting chapel is the Chapel of the Cross that was created by Juan de Vallejo in the XVI century. Famous master Filipe Vigarni also worked in this church.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Tuesday to Saturday
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tours are available before and after worship.

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    Iglesia de San Gil. Tombs

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 26, 2014

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    The Church of San Gil is typically Gothic church built in XIV century and reconstructed in XV and XVI centuries. This church is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Burgos. It was dedicated to San Gil or Saint Giles who was the Greek monk (c.650 – c. 710 A.D.). This Saint is one of fourteen Holy Helpers.
    The church itself has three naves and there are many chapels with luxury tombs in the church. The tombs are excellent examples of Gothic and Renaissance funerary art and provide a lot of information on medieval fashion. The Nativity Chapel has a starred vault and an impressive Renaissance altarpiece. The Chapel of the Good Morning (Buena Mañana) has an excellent Gothic altarpiece, created by Gil de Siloe. Legend says that Santa Teresa used to hear Mass here. The third interesting chapel is the Chapel of the Cross that was created by Juan de Vallejo in the XVI century. Famous master Filipe Vigarni also worked in this church.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Tuesday to Saturday
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tours are available before and after worship.

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    Iglesia de San Lesmes

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 25, 2014

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    The church of San Lesmes is located outside the walls of the medieval city of Burgos, opposite the Gate of San Juan, in the way of Santiago, on the banks of Vena River shortly before it flows into the river Arlanzón, also in a large square bounded by library and cultural center, built on the remains of the old Hospital, which retains only the cover, and the ruins of the ancient Benedictine monastery of San Juan.
    French monk Adelelmo who became san Lesmes born in Loudun near Poitiers in France founded the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos in the XI century. This foundation was approved by the King of Castile Alfonso VI (1040-1101) and wife Queen Constanza of Burgundy.
    After his death in 1097 San Lesmes was buried in the chapel of the newly created neighbor and Benedictine monastery of San Juan.
    Later he was reburied in the church of San Lesmes built in XV century in front of founded by him monastery especially to preserve his sarcophagus containing the relics of that Saint.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Every day from 7:30-13:00 and 17:00-21:00

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    Iglesia de San Lesmes. Jubilee doors.

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 25, 2014

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    One thousand years after the death of San Lesmes the abbot of San Juan monastery in Burgos, in 1997 the jubilee doors were installed in medieval main portal of the church. Medieval Gothic arch made in XV century by German masters from Cologne is in full harmony with modern doors with the scenes from the life of San Lesmes. If people still remember him that means he was really good pastor for locals.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Every day from 7:30-13:00 and 17:00-21:00

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    Iglesia de San Lesmes. Interiors.

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 25, 2014

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    Interiors as the church itself were built in XV century but were reconstructed later in XVI century. In spite of that reconstruction church preserved its original late Gothic style. High altar is baroque in style and not very interesting but three gothic tombs of XV century are real masterpieces and worth to see.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Every day from 7:30-13:00 and 17:00-21:00

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    Iglesia de San Lesmes. Southern Nave.

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 25, 2014

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    Southern nave with the chapel of Epistles is noticeable because it has the Santa Cruz Retablo or altarpiece of Saint Cross made in XV century in typical late gothic style. There are several monumental tombs with effigies made during the period of 1500-1566. Tombs belong to famous citizens of Burgos renown for their rich donations. There you can identify the graves Garcia de Salamanca family members.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Every day from 7:30-13:00 and 17:00-21:00

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    Curch of San Lesmes. Tomb of the Saint.

    by Oleg_D. Written Mar 25, 2014

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    Benedictine monk from France whose name was Adelelmo (1035-1097) on his return from Santiago de Compostela was asked to stay in Burgos. He agreed and founded the monastery of San Juan. He was preaching and working hard especially on the benevolence and hospitality related to Camino de Santiago or Pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela. That’s why he is known to people of Burgos and all pilgrims as San Lesmes. He was buried the church of San Lesmes built in XV century in front of founded by him monastery especially to preserve his sarcophagus containing the relics of that Saint. Since I was the pilgrim I cam to him and expressed him my gratitude for his efforts to make our way more convenient.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light.
    Open:
    Every day from 7:30-13:00 and 17:00-21:00

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    Church of Saints Cosma and Damian

    by Oleg_D. Written Dec 4, 2013

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    This church was built during end of XV century first half of XVI century. It was dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian who were the well known doctors. So, if you are doctor, nurse or any other worker of the healthcare sector then this church is your and both these saints are our patrons and protectors. Today this is active parish church. You can find the mixture of different styles, such as gothic, plateresque and baroque in this church. Its plateresque façade of main portal was made by Juan de Vallejo in 1552. Belfry was raised in the beginning of XVII century. The baroque altarpiece was made by Polycarpo de la Nestosa, Juan de Pobes, Climente de la Quintana and Juan de los Huelgeros in 1663. There is remarkable tomb in the church and it belongs to Cristobal de Andino famous Catherine de Frias.
    Admission is free but any donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flashlight and tripod.

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    Church of San Esteban.

    by Oleg_D. Written Sep 24, 2013

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    Altarpiece Museum is located in the church of St. Stephen (San Esteban), a Gothic church built between the XIII-th and XIV-th centuries although first church at this place was first time mentioned in the papal Bull in 1163.
    The Altarpiece Museum is the only one of its kind in Spain and contains the altarpieces dating from the XVI-th and XVII-th centuries from the Valle de Sedano, Los Altos and La Bureba regions. There is also a collection of precious metalwork of considerable artistic value (crosses, chalices, monstrances, etc.) as well as paintings and items from the Vileña Monastery. You can also see some tombs of medieval nobility.

    Museum is closed from September 14, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

    From 1 July to 13 September:
    Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 20.00.

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    Iglesia San Lesmes

    by garridogal Updated Jun 20, 2011
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    I wonder if this smaller, much less ornate church gets no respect in the shadow of the grand cathedral?

    Perhaps this is where you're relegated to having your weddings, baptisms, etc. if you can't afford to book the big cheese.

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