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Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

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Address: Pl. de San Marcos 7, 24008 Leon, Spain
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+34 987 24 50 61

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A treasure

This place almost dissapeared so the fact that it's still intact is amazing when you see get to see it and learning the rich history behind it.

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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place almost dissapeared so the fact that it's still intact is amazing when you see get to see it and learning the rich history behind it.

Thank Abrlie
Taree, Australia
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545 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were fortunate enough to stay in this building which began life as a place of rest for pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostela trail. As well as delux accommodation, the building has well-preserved cloisters and many remnants of its previous religious life.

Thank Aussielins
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1,446 reviews
883 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

One of the major landmarks in Leon; I went there on foot walking along the river bank. Easy access and nice walk. The building itself was turned into a hotel, it was well kept.

1 Thank Quack H
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312 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

You can visit this old pilgrim's hospital for free. You have here as well leon's museum and a great 5 star hotel. If you are doing the way you will walk next to the place.

Thank Gerard P
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717 reviews
397 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place is not exactly on the tourist trail, but worth the detour. What a building with lovely landscaping. Really it's one of the best public buildings in Leon AND nearby is the old bridge over the river which is also quite scenic. Don't miss this place...

2 Thank stonewithnomoss
Marion, North Carolina, United States
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108 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have NEVER spent nights in a "hotel" that had so much history that it rivaled some tourist attractions in the number of pictures I'd taken. That is, until I spent a few nights here. The service here is exceptional. Anything you need just ask the desk and they will make the calls necessary to get you what you need.... More 

1 Thank Chris H
Cordoba, Spain
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198 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great place. Especially as a hotel. Truly memorable, it's like spending the evening/night in a palace with loads of history.

Thank Emma M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Incredible convent currently put to good use by hosting one of the Paradores hotels. Well worth a walk around the courtyard and trying to get a feel for the history.

Thank Fred F
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The convent, before part of it became a parador and the rest a museum, was a prison during the Spanish Civil War, a place where they tortured Republican prisoners. On my first visit I was unaware of this, only to be accosted afterwards by my wife whose father was one of those imprisoned and tortured. Of course, for any ancient... More 

Thank AfricaAsiaTraveller
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

When in Leon you shouldn't miss a visit to this place. Attached to the Parador it's independent and interesting to walk around. Well signed.

Thank CaliforniaTourista

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