Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari

Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, Burgos

Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari

Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari
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Discerning12385
San Francisco, CA148 contributions
Beautiful altar; wonderful information provided by church describing each scene
Jan 2020
If you pay one EURO more to enter the Burgos Cathedral, you can also enter 4 additional local churches with the same wristband. Since churches open and close at odd hours, it helps to have a second day to see all of them. Iglesia de San Nicolas is right behind the Cathedral and easy to access. The sculpted altar of many Christian, Spanish, royal scenes is amazing..
Written 18 January 2020
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK596 contributions
Stunning altar piece
Oct 2019 • Couples
When I asked my guide why this church was built so close to the Cathedral, I was told that the family, whose town house was the Casa del Cordon, had wanted to pay for a chapel in the cathedral. This want available and so they built their own church. And what a good job they made of it.
If you’re going to visit the Cathedral you must see this also.
Written 6 October 2019
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Pucela08
Lawrence, KS1,591 contributions
Historic church near the Cathedral
Jul 2019
Situated on a terrace, steps from the main plaza of the Cathedral, the Church is an incredible gem. San Nicolás contains an amazing late 15th-century altar piece in honor of Saint Nicholas. The artistry is amazing, a visual treat designed to inspire spiritual meditation. The church itself is quite intimate, on a more human scale than the cathedral, with nice details and decorative elements. The ornate altar is the dominant attraction. But the other spaces should not be missed, especially the side altars. The afternoon I visited, the entrance was free (on Tuesday), and the visit was a bargain. It is close to the cathedral and worth the walk up the steps. It is a place to reflect, catch your breath, and process the spiritual.
Written 6 August 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,984 contributions
Nice small church with amazing altar piece
Oct 2018 • Couples
The church is located just above the cathedral, so if you decide to walk around the cathedral to see the different portals, you certainly will encounter it. Opening hours are a bit uncertain, but I managed to find it open twice, albeit both times it was just before mass. The altar piece, which reaches to the ceiling is quite stunning, and by one of the masons who also worked in the cathedral. Due to the size of this church, after the cathedral it feels quite intimate and peaceful.
Written 22 October 2018
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Scott W
South Miami, FL416 contributions
Nice "quiet" church near the cathedral
Apr 2018 • Solo
This beautiful church is just up the steps from the very busy cathedral. It gives you a quiet place to collect your thoughts and pray. Such a nice contrast to the tourist infested cathedral.
Written 25 May 2018
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AaronTom
Ajax, Canada36 contributions
An unexpected inspiring Church
Apr 2018
I must say that after the Cathedral, I did not expect anything more. This is Church has the simple door like all others. I think it is the residence of the Bishop. When you go in, you are at awe at the centre piece. The sculpture of angles with Mary in the centre and rows of angles in a circle around them. I was counting them, it was in a row of 7, maybe a lucky number and 17 rows around Mary. The centre piece is many in white and gold with one of the Bishop in the centre. Theres are six large tapestries and other objects. It was more of the personal object the bishop had. A place worth while visiting
Written 16 May 2018
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal17,395 contributions
Visit to the historical centre of Burgos.
Apr 2018 • Solo
After your visit of the Cathedral of Burgos, you can continue with your next visit in the historical centre, namely “The church of San Nicolás de Bari de Burgos” which is a Catholic temple who is located next to the Camino de Santiago, in the street of Fernán González, next to the cathedral, you have to do the staircase uphill with about 60 steps before you can get into the church. The entrance fee is 2€ pro person, it is a small church with a museum in the back, but it is worth the visit and the 2 €. Since the Church of San Esteban was converted into the Museum of the Altarpiece, it is the seat of the parish of St. Stephen, you find here the main altarpiece of the Church and the tombs of Don Gonzalo and Alfonso Polanco. The church has been built in the year 1408 and this on the remains of another Romanesque temple. It was declared a national monument on January 26, 1917. Nice location. Another fine detail (For us anyhow) is that you will see in the museum a nice collection of “Flemish Wall Tapestry” from my birth region “Oudenaarde Belgium”, a very nice location.
Written 28 April 2018
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland3,765 contributions
Sits in the shdow of the cathedral and easily overlooked
May 2017 • Couples
This church sits in the shadow of the cathedral and probably visited by few tourists. Very plain both inside and out with the exception of the alter that was carved from the same type stone as the pillars and walls. It's worth a short visit.
Written 7 June 2017
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Owen_Morgan
Hook, UK83 contributions
A fascinating artistic gem in Burgos
Jun 2016
Compared to the nearby cathedral, this little church is very inconspicuous, but is equally worth a visit. Most of the artistic interest (it is also a functioning church) centres around the astonishingly intricate altarpiece. Depicting a vast range of biblical scenes, the altarpiece is sculpted in remarkable detail, with a cunning illusion of depth and a lot of surviving paint. Up the road is an entire museum of altarpieces, which is well worth a visit, too, but none of those compares with this one and San Nicolas permits photographs, while the museum does not.

To find San Nicolas, go to the square where the cathedral is and head to the west end. The cathedral is built into a hillside and, beyond its west front, several sets of steps climb the hill. When you get to the top of the steps, the church is just across the narrow road. (If you stay in the Hotel Meson El Cid, the church is almost on your doorstep.)
Written 24 May 2017
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KookyBella5
Miami, FL15 contributions
Cozy & Grand
May 2017 • Couples
This is a beautiful little church, located next to the cathedral. It is "little" compared to its neighbor, but it is grand in its architecture and its awesomeness. The details of the alter wall stonework are spectacular. Do not miss this site!
Written 23 May 2017
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