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Museo de Leon

Plaza de Santo Domingo, 8, 24002 Leon, Spain
+34 987 23 64 05
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A good overview of the history of Leon

We spent between 1 and 2 hours at the museum. It covers 3 floors, a basement containing coins and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
David B
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El Barco de Avila, Spain
Fabulous modern museum on the history of Leon

This is a beautiful museum in a modern building, the exhibits are wonderful, though English... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
John M
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Modesto, California
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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“roman era” (3 reviews)
“middle ages” (2 reviews)
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Plaza de Santo Domingo, 8, 24002 Leon, Spain
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We spent between 1 and 2 hours at the museum. It covers 3 floors, a basement containing coins and tombstones - the first floor containing exhibits on the prehistory and Roman era (which we found especially interesting) and then a floor covering the middle ages...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a beautiful museum in a modern building, the exhibits are wonderful, though English language explanations are sporadic. Well worth the small admission charge. You could easily spend a couple of hours here learning about the Roman era and the importance of Leon in...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It was a delight to find this place - a mixture of modern art and Roman mosaics! And the price was sure right - we even would have paid to see the exhibits. The mosaics were the best - beautiful colors. The museum was almost...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Worth the hour tour to see a building that A. Gaudi designed in Leon. The tour guide shows some of the unusual details that the architect included in the interior of the building, while making th exterior conform -mostly- to the other buildings which were...More

Thank Jeff1945
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We started in the basement, and were advised to sit and listen in a room full of monoliths. As we did, we were presented with the idea of life as a passage of time, with only those markers to signify our having been there. Well...More

1  Thank LB K
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I'm a retired history museum professional. This museum is one of the best I've seen. Provides an interesting, lively, presentation of regional history in a simple way without simplifying a complex history. Beautifully illustrated by a great artifact collection. Covers pre-history to present. If coin...More

Thank Matt78901
Reviewed 14 October 2016

At only one Euro it is worth paying this museum a visit. It charts the history of León and the surrounding area through the ages by means of interesting exhibits and information boards in English and Spanish. If you are only going for the city...More

1  Thank CatherineH94
Reviewed 30 September 2016

So there are temporary and permanent exhibits on several floors. Artworks, artefacts and antiquities. I was pleased to see printed comentary in both Spanish and English. Lovely city views from the top floor.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Currently there is a small exhibit with Picasso and contemporaries that is worth seeing. The other floors focus on early Roman ruins and includes a very interesting exhibit of the medieval period. Takes a little over an hour and very worthwhile.

Thank KPM50
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Was walking around Leon and made a brief stop at Museo de Leon, admission for free. Worth doing it when you are in Leon.

Thank Quack H
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