Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 195–203

Octagonal Geometry of the Cimborio in Burgos Cathedral


    • Department for ArchitectureSint-Lucas
  • Antonia Redondo Buitrago
    • Departamento de MatemáticasI.E.S. Bachiller Sabuco
  • Encarnación Reyes Iglesias
    • Departamento de Matemática AplicadaUniversidad de Valladolid

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.


Burgos Cathedral geometric analysis Cordovan proportion regular polygons geometric shapes stars tesseracts silver mean

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