Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 195-203

First online:

Octagonal Geometry of the Cimborio in Burgos Cathedral

  • Dirk HuylebrouckAffiliated withDepartment for Architecture, Sint-Lucas Email author 
  • , Antonia Redondo BuitragoAffiliated withDepartamento de Matemáticas, I.E.S. Bachiller Sabuco
  • , Encarnación Reyes IglesiasAffiliated withDepartamento de Matemática Aplicada, Universidad de Valladolid


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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