Dating to the 15th century, San Lesmes is notable for its three naves and rustic charm.
Iglesia de San Lesmes
Nearby Burgos attractions
1. Casa del Cordón
Built in the 15th century in a harmonious Gothic style, this fine structure is notable especially for the fact that it was here, on 23 April 1497, that…
2. Statue of El Cid
On the north side of the Puente de San Pablo looms a romanticised statue of El Cid, the 11th-century mercenary whose tomb lies in the town's cathedral.
3. Museo de la Evolución Humana
This exceptional museum just across the river from the old quarter is a marvellously told story of human evolution. The basement exhibitions on Atapuerca …
4. Museo de Burgos
This museum, housed in the 16th-century Casa de Miranda, contains some fine Gothic tombs and other archaeological artefacts covering a wide period.
5. Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos
With a lovely perch up behind the cathedral, this private art gallery hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Apart from the art, it's a pleasant…
6. Arco de Santa María
The splendid Arco de Santa María was once the main gate to the old city and part of the 14th-century walls. It now hosts temporary exhibitions, but its…
This Unesco World Heritage–listed cathedral, once a former modest Romanesque church, is a masterpiece. Work began on a grander scale in 1221; remarkably,…
8. Museo del Retablo
Just west of the cathedral, in the Iglesia de San Esteban, the Museo del Retablo has a display of some 18 altars dating from the 15th to 18th centuries.