Burgo de Osma Cathedral

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Cathedral of Burgo de Osma
Catedral del Burgo de Osma (Soria), Castilla, España.jpg
Cathedral of Burgo de Osma
Basic information
Geographic coordinates 41°35′08″N 3°04′16″W / 41.585629°N 3.071°W / 41.585629; -3.071Coordinates: 41°35′08″N 3°04′16″W / 41.585629°N 3.071°W / 41.585629; -3.071
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Prefecture Roman Catholic Diocese of Osma-Soria
Province Province of Soria
Region Castile and León
Country Spain
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type church
Architectural style Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassic
Groundbreaking 1232
Completed 1784
Height (max) 72m/236ft[1]

The Cathedral of Burgo de Osma is a Roman Catholic church located in El Burgo de Osma, central Spain. It is in the Gothic architectural style, and was constrcuted on an area previously occupied by a Romanesque church. It is one of the best preserved medieval buildings in the country[2] and considered one of the best examples of thirteenth-century gothic architecture in Spain.[3] The building of the church started in 1232, and was completed in 1784. The cloister is from 1512. The tower is from 1739.[4] The cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

It is the seat of the Bishop of Osma

Museum[edit]

The cathedral museum is home to several items of religious art. Among them is a Commentary on the Apocalypse from 1086.

Tower of the cathedral from far.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cathedral, El Burgo de Osma". Planetware.com. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Ancient descriptions of movement disorders: Cathedral el Burgo de Osma (Soria, Spain)". J. Neurol. 253 (6): 731–4. June 2006. PMID 16511653. doi:10.1007/s00415-006-0100-8. 
  3. ^ Mildred Davison (1968). "An Altarpiece from Burgo de Osma". Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies. 3: 108–124. JSTOR 4104302. 
  4. ^ "El Burgo de Osma, Spain: tourism in El Burgo de Osma, Spain". Spain.info. 2007-04-23. Retrieved 2011-04-16.