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Address: Burgos, Spain

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Beautiful Sculpture

The bronze statue of El Cid was created by the artist Juan Cristobal Gonzalez Quesada in 1955. It is quite impressive and beautiful and is in the center of downtown, where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are walking the Camino de Santiago, this is one of the key meeting places to find lost pilgrims.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Pleasant enough square with busy traffic and big statue of El Cid. Easy to get to and can be final part of stroll along the river side. In the end it is a big statue on a traffic island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place of peace and tranquility in the bustling heart of Burgos. I particularly liked the river, which has a little rapid going on.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The bronze statue of El Cid was created by the artist Juan Cristobal Gonzalez Quesada in 1955. It is quite impressive and beautiful and is in the center of downtown, where everyone can see it.

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Taree, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

El Cid played an important part in the history of Burgos and this is demonstrated through statues and references to him in the streets around the historic old town.

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Thank Aussielins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Read your guide book before you start wandering around the City. There is so much to see and you head will be whipping round all the time. Very clean and lots of seats for you to sit a while and take in the sights.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Long story behind him; very well known in Spain as he was a military leader in the medieval Spain. Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar was his real name. Shame that the statue is in a roundabout in the middle of a transited road.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

As others have remarked, the focal point of this square is the statue of El Cid, and as statues of knights on horseback go, this is one of the best I’ve seen. A finely crafted piece, with a clear message; there is no mistaking that this depicts a warrior on a war-horse. It is only a short walk from the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This looks wonderful on a postcard but it's hard to get up close since it's in the middle of traffic. Still, a nice addition to the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

You may not need to wander too far off track to see this interesting but rather unmemorable historic statue of El Cid who seemed to change sides more often than the weather did when we were in Burgos.

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