Arco de Santa Maria, Burgos

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Monument · Tourist Spot
Once an integral section of the massive defensive wall surrounding ancient Burgos, Arco de Santa Maria today serves as a reminder of the city’s grand heritage. The gate’s castle-like appearance was crafted in 1553 as a grandiose entrance to the town center. Admire its medieval-style towers, which form a crown around its roof, as well as the many inset sculptures of famous historical Castilians. Explore the inside of the building to view a large mural painted on the interior, along with occasional small art or historical exhibits. To visit Arco de Santa Maria on your holiday in Burgos, and find out what else Burgos has to offer, use our Burgos.
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  • The progress of artillery made it impossible to defend cities with medieval walls. Then the walls began to be demolished in European cities in the XVIII-XIX centuries. This was expensive urban land...  more »
  • One of the entrances to the old city, and certainly an entrance to take. Very impressive during the day, but even more impressive at night. I thought I had a picture of it at night, but I guess I...  more »
  • Magnific!
  • A very detailed structure, so interesting.

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