Arco de Santa Maria, Burgos

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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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  • You have to pass through this gate walking from town to the Cathedral. It is a very nice area, you cross the river, then a broad walkway to the gate, with a big square and cathedral on the other... 
    You have to pass through this gate walking from town to the Cathedral. It is a very nice area, you cross the river, then a broad walkway to the gate, with a big square and cathedral on the other...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Magnific!
  • A very detailed structure, so interesting.

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