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A hero of Burgos

El Cid played an important part in the history of Burgos and this is demonstrated through statues... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Aussielins
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Taree, Australia
History on every corner

Read your guide book before you start wandering around the City. There is so much to see and you... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Sandra H
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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.

Thank Aussielins
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.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 10 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.

1  Thank Angielondonct
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...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank mpd
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.

Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Only highlight I can think of is the El Cid landmark statue. Otherwise the square is open to traffic. Nonetheless, you cannot visit Burgos and not having a selfie with Cid.

1  Thank Labas78
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Apparently the statue does not depict accurately the real El Cid nor his long serving horse. In any event there are other nicer locations in Burgos which have strong connections with this Spanish hero.

Thank Arne S
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Well worth the visit. But note it is in the middle of the road just past a bridge over a river. It can be quite busy and tricky to get an unobstructed view / photo. Afterwards go to the cathedral and see his grave and...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This monument pays tribute to El Cid, the Castillan nobleman and fearless military master riding Babieca, his equally famous war horse. Bordered by and in the middle island of busy street lanes, this statue is surrounded by shops, banks and office buildings. Nevertheless, the visitor...More

1  Thank ChitoD
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