A to Z of Statues – Doña Ximena Díaz

El Cid is the national hero Spain, the knight who reclaimed Iberia from the Moors of North Africa.  He was born (nearby) and buried in Burgos and the modern city doesn’t let you forget it.

The Puente de San Pablo (San Pablo Bridge) is the most famous in Burgos, crossing the Arlanzón River in the spot where the San Pablo gate to the city used to stand.

The bridge is decorated with statues of nobleman and famous sons from Castille, including El Cid and his warrior allies and also his wife,  Doña Ximena Díaz.

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8 responses to “A to Z of Statues – Doña Ximena Díaz

  1. Thanks for the history lesson in your original post. Fascinating stuff.

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  2. As Margaret says!

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  3. El Cid now in my new Spain there are those questioning his triumphs….as everything old needs to be explain!

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  4. So if El Cid won Iberia from the Moors, then his city was lost soon after he died, then the control of the area (of at least some parts?) was brief?

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