Burgos Cathedral



CountrySpain
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationProvince of Burgos, Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon
CoordinatesN42 20 24.72 W3 42 14.436
Inscription Date1984
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsGovernance
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number316
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/316
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=316
DescriptionOur Lady of Burgos was begun in the 13th century at the same time as the great cathedrals of the Ile-de-France and was completed in the 15th and 16th centuries. The entire history of Gothic art is summed up in its superb architecture and its unique collection of works of art, including paintings, choir stalls, reredos, tombs and stained-glass windows.
StatusWorld Heritage Site