Burgos Cathedral Crossing

Primary Creator
Architect Unknown
Height1000 inches
Length250 inches
Width250 inches
Name of WorkBurgos Cathedral Crossing
Production Date1569 circa
Production Location

Current Location

Media Typescolored glass, Stone
General Notes


A rare example of a church crossing that is actually glass in the crossing. The classic Gothic design is a solid, ribbed crossing or a place for a raised cupola. In this case, the designer actually left out the solid infill in the ceiling and replaced it with an intricate pattern of stained glass. This gives a much more open feel to the vault.


The spirit of god is rational, uplifting and rich in detail

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

God is order and reason and light.

Context Information

The entire church has several other of these remarkable glass ceilings in complex geometrical shapes -- all different. However the bulk of the church is ordinary