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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
+34 987 87 61 61
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Well worth the visit, English tours are held hourly on the half hour. Photography is not allowed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana O
The real Holy Grail?!

We were only able to see some of the rooms here because others were closed for restoration... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara F
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit, English tours are held hourly on the half hour. Photography is not allowed. The guides have excellent language skills.

Thank Diana O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only able to see some of the rooms here because others were closed for restoration. However, the tour was well worth the 4 euros! The frescoes we saw were original - they were full of color! Our tour guide was fluent in English...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across it quite by chance and it was a wonderful visit. An expert guided tour of the pantheon, with a view of the chalice of Doña Urraca, muted by some books as the possible Holy Grail. Stunning interiors and well worth visiting. Photos were...More

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was interesting enough. You have to go on the guided tour and you're not allowed to take photos. They claim to have the holy grail, but the one in Valencia is the one identified by the Vatican as the real one.

Thank TerryH30
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Even after reading travel guides, the real experience exceeded all expectations. So beautifully painted...Hard to imagine how they could survive centuries of turbulence in Europe.

Thank Nat_T64
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit - the tour with the English speaking guide was busy so maybe get there early. There are fabulous 1000 year old frescos, amazingly still vibrant. The guide pointed out lots of interesting features and was entertaining too. There are many other...More

Thank EMC-realist
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the attached hotel so I got in for free Find out when the tour guide of your chosen language is The young lady who took me round was very knowledgable and answers all manor of questions I gave her It is...More

Thank Arwel W
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This houses a beautiful Persian weathervane from the 6th C, frescos from the 13th C, damaged artifacts due to Napoleon's soldiers, and an incredible chalice. Plus nice bathrooms!

Thank rosielex
Reviewed 4 June 2017

5€ to enter; guided tours only. No photography or video allowed. The tour lasted about 40 minutes. The 11th century paintings on the ceiling along with seeing the Chalice of Dona Urraca, alleged to be the Holy Grail, were worth the admission.

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This was such a wonderful surprise! Tour organised as part of our Camino walk and it contained so many hidden treasures! What we were told was the real Holy Grail. A fresco painted over 1000 years ago - still with its original colours, a courtyard...More

Thank Liane M
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It is a tribute to the builders of cathedrals whose name we do not know. Thanks to all the work that artists leave their works beauty and many messages in our cities.
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