I refuse to pay to enter a cathedral, which seems to be norm in most of Spain. You can go in the back door and see the back of the cathedral, it is clearly a wonderful place. It is especially sad that Camino de Santiago walkers have to pay - many of whom are on a budget, and the kind of journey in which visiting these ancient pilgrim places are very important. It would be much better if they had a donation scheme. I know cathedrals cost a lot for upkeep, but the Catholic Church has no shortage of money, and the cathedrals were built to be places of prayer for all people.If a few more people refused to pay, and wrote to the relevant authorities, this might be changed.
This highly spiritual place is also an architectural and artistic masterpiece, from its sheer size, altars and very valuable religious artifacts collection. Not mentioning its historical importance throughout both Spain and the Catholic church. A must go place in Burgos. You will be impressed by its beauty and magnitude.
The cathedral alone is worth the trip to Burgos, it is stunning.Do not pass Burgos by, you must visit this cathedral
Gobsmackingly rich in color, history gold, detail, atmosphere etcetera. Really glad I went and took my time. The English tour was helpful but left out so much dealt if aspects that I was interested in. Still v helpful tho as nothing written in English.
The Burgos cathedral is one of the greatest cathedrals in Spain, if not more. The great restorations in the many small chapels, the crossyard and museum make it a real gem. Look for the golden stairs, imagine people waling down centuries ago and you feel yourself back in history. Take your time, its an absolute must.