Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 195–203

Octagonal Geometry of the Cimborio in Burgos Cathedral

  • Dirk Huylebrouck
  • Antonia Redondo Buitrago
  • Encarnación Reyes Iglesias

DOI: 10.1007/s00004-011-0057-5

Cite this article as:
Huylebrouck, D., Buitrago, A.R. & Iglesias, E.R. Nexus Netw J (2011) 13: 195. doi:10.1007/s00004-011-0057-5


This paper is a geometric analysis of elements of Burgos Cathedral, featuring the Cordovan proportion. It invites to mathematical and decorative creativity with rosettes and tesseracts, based on other remarkable proportions as well.


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© Kim Williams Books, Turin 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Huylebrouck
    • 1
  • Antonia Redondo Buitrago
    • 2
  • Encarnación Reyes Iglesias
    • 3
  1. 1.Department for ArchitectureSint-LucasBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Departamento de MatemáticasI.E.S. Bachiller SabucoAlbaceteSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Matemática AplicadaUniversidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain