El Burgo de Osma, monumental city
Discover the town that hosts our spa hotel, El Burgo de Osma is a city declared of cultural interest because of its historic artistic complex.
Its monuments, buildings, streets and squares, make this Villa an anchored place in history where to travel back in time.
There are many places to visit in El Burgo de Osma and we will highlight some of the most representative:
- LA CATEDRAL DE LA ASUNCIÓN
The Romanesque Cathedral that began to be built in the times of San Pedro de Osma remained a short time, because it was demolished to build the current Gothic cathedral, which we can enjoy. The works that began in 1232 gave way to different stylists concluding with the neoclassic (1784).
Like many other Spanish cathedrals of the thirteenth century, it was dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin. It is the main monument of El Burgo de Osma.
The cathedral temple houses artistic treasures inside: sculptures, paintings, goldsmiths, fabrics and ornaments, furniture, books and documents ... Highlighting the copy of the comments to the Apocalypse of "Beato de Liébana" of the year 1086.
To enjoy this architectural wonder there are many possibilities:
- Free Visits
- Guided tours (minimum 6 people by appointment)
- Visit of the Cathedral Tower on Saturdays and Sundays.
* For more information and reservation of the visit you can contact at 975.360.254
- SANTA CATALINA UNIVERSITY
Our own spa hotel is part of the historical buildings of the city, as we are under the walls of the Old Renaissance University of Santa Catalina.
Built in the north of the town in the middle of the XVI century thanks to the bishop Pedro Alvarez D'Acosta. From the building attracts the attention its elegant patio and its plateresque facade, presided by the sculpture of Santa Catalina.
It is noteworthy that the prolific writer Melchor Gaspar de Jovellanos studied among the walls that now house our guests.
- SAN AGUSTÍN HOSPITAL AND THE MAJOR PLAZA
The Hospital was transcendental for the future of El Burgo de Osma because it gave the pattern for the expansion and creation of new urban spaces in the town during the XVIII century, of which the most important is the Plaza Mayor. The building became a reference of location, size and typology of the urban space of which it is today: the Plaza Mayor, whose perimeter sections are, in addition to the Hospital, flanks of houses and, opposite the hospital building, the City Hall. The Plaza Mayor is an urban space designed by the architect Ángel Vicente Ubón.
In the area of the Plaza Mayor highlights The town hall, which is located in an 18th century building and the tourist office located in the Hospital of San Agustín.
- THE EPISCOPAL PALACE
We can not forget this building of singular architectural and historical value for the future of the city of El Burgo de Osma since 1342. Former residence of the prelate oxomense. From 1342 to the nineteenth century, the bishop was temporal lord of the town and his land, when he acquired the rights to the Cathedral Cabildo. The building stands out for its spectacular masonry facade.
- THE CARMEN CONVENT
It was built outside the walled space, like the Santa Catalina University, completed at the beginning of the 17th century. The church of the Convent follows faithfully the Carmelite type. The facade of the church, which combines stone and brick, is the most interesting thing on the outside.
- THE DIOCESAN SEMINAR
With dedication of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the works of the building of the Seminary began in 1785, with the technical direction of Luis Bernasconi. The Seminary is a square building with a central courtyard. On the ground floor is the chapel, refectory, kitchen and pantry. In the first floor there are several classrooms and in the third the rooms of the students.
The wall that encloses the medieval nucleus of El Burgo de Osma was erected by Bishop Pedro García de Montoya in 1458. The wall, of which some paintings are conserved, is built with lime and ridge with reinforcement of ashlars in the angles and finished of battlements. Along the wall five doors were opened, of which only the one of San Miguel or the river, next to the Ucero is conserved.
Another architectural wonder that we should not miss in our visit to El Burgo de Osma.
The square is a neomudéjar style building whose exterior plant is a polygon of twenty-four sides. Its factory is made of stone; brick on the facade, doors and windows; stone in the lines; columns of iron holding the roof that covers the steps and wood in the framework of the roof.
- MAIN STREET
In addition to the buildings and monuments, it is worth noting the main street, characterized by its arcades with columns of wood and stone that support the houses of the medieval period. Without a doubt a place to admire and enjoy the gastronomy of the locality and the commerce of the city in its different spaces.
- THE REAL HOSPITAL
It was built at the expense of King Carlos III. It is a splendid work organized around two courtyards and a long facade of 85 meters. The solidity of the wall is broken systematically and harmoniously, by slanting vents and a cover in ashlar masonry on which, a balcony opens in a spacious alcove with curved dust cover that protects the coat of arms of the monarch.
- WALK OF THE "GÜERA"
Passing the park of Carmen, left to the left the Water Tower, built in the s. XV and to the right the Medieval Bridge at the foot of the hill on which the Castle of Osma sits, which possessed triple enclosure, although the two closest to the river barely exist, it is known that it was also built in the second half of the century XV. Although the exact date on which the castle was built is unknown, we do know that it already existed in the 8th century. In addition, we will see the Church of Santa Cristina with its classic renaissance cover, as well as the City of Osma. A little further on in a tall, the ruins of the ancient Uxama Argaela. And when arriving at the bridge of Portuguí or Lagüera, once past the gorge of Peñalavara, we will return to the urban nucleus.
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