Historic Center of Leon

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Historic Center of Leon
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Many pedestrian streets
Oct 2019
The historic center with its streets and alleyways has large pedestrian-only parts, which make it a pleasure to roam. We enjoyed simply walking around and exploring the area.
Written 9 September 2020
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Frederic Schwaller
Altorf, France716 contributions
The Happy Sharing Company exploring Spain
Aug 2020
Another marvelous stop on Camino Santiago 2020 and must visit while heading to Fisterra. Milestone on the Camino that keeps me a marvelous Souvenir at hand full of pictures and memories of a stunning museum
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Written 27 August 2020
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Damien
Tralee, Ireland3,327 contributions
Very nice great buildings. Lovely bars. The cheaper bars and places to eat are a street or two back Gets cold in winter
Feb 2020 • Solo
Highly recommended
Lots of nice bars
Better value ones down side lanes
Very safe
Lovely architecture
Gets cold in winter
Written 10 February 2020
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Neil H
Dorchester, UK78 contributions
Lovely old city
Oct 2019
Take your time to walk around, try to look above the shopfronts, there are stunning facades here, also get away from the main Calle Ancha (Wide Street) and wander down the narrow side streets, so much to see
Written 27 October 2019
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chris s
Ourimbah, Australia203 contributions
What a great Old Town
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is an impressive area and well worth the visit. Take the back streets to fully explore this area and have a meal on the sidewalk of the main street and watch the large number of people who walk up and down the street barely allowing room for you to walk.
Written 10 October 2019
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turistico
Yonkers, NY93 contributions
Fantastic, original and beautiful.
May 2019 • Friends
León is a beautiful city. Explore the Historic Center and you will find some of the most beautiful and spectacular buildings in Europe. Very historic, old and authentic.
Written 24 July 2019
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JimmyMack
London145 contributions
Beautiful, elegant town
Jul 2019 • Couples
Leon is a beautiful, elegant town with a lovely, friendly atmosphere. There are many things to see especially one of the most beautiful cathedrals anywhere. The Cathedral Museum is also wonderful and really quite large. You first go into the cloisters and then return to the desk to be let into the Museum. At the end of your visit someone appears at the door to let you out.

A few minutes away is the 10th century Romanesque basilica of San Isidoro. At present it is under restoration but there are guided tours in Spanish and English which give access to the amazing frescoes for which it is best known.

The Casa Botines has opened recently as a Museum dedicated to Antoni Gaudi who designed it and you are able to explore the interior which is full of information. It also has a lovely shop.

Just walking the streets is a pleasure, the grand Plaza Mayor has a food market on Wednesday and Saturday and plenty of bars but you should also visit the atmospheric Plaza de Sta Maria del Camino, known locally as Plaza del Grano, , it always makes me think of a scene in a spaghetti western. While you are there have a drink in the bar and then visit the church of Sta Maria that backs onto the square.
Written 21 July 2019
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Wagoneer
Conestoga, PA1,172 contributions
Fantastic City
Jun 2019 • Family
In our recent visit to Spain, our favorite location was Leon. The city is extremely historic and beautiful. The center of the city is very walkable with much to see. The center of the city includes a beautiful gothic cathedral, and a fantastic Romanesque basilica, and many small and large plazas with outdoor cafes and shops. We loved wandering through the town, periodically getting lost in the winding streets and then finding our way again.
Written 15 July 2019
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alexfielding99
Salem, OR14 contributions
wonderful sidewalks...
Apr 2019
we visited the Leon Cathedral and words do not describe it. So calm and majestic and beautiful inside and stained glass is extraordinary. worth and out-of-your-way visit to Leon just for this. also, the sidewalks in old Leon, like much of traditional Spain, are very beautiful and make a stroll an occasion.
Written 4 July 2019
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Kristin
Cerritos, CA35 contributions
Beautiful and evocative. No commercialization, although there was a Burger King sharing an ancient wall. Easy walking
Jun 2019 • Solo
The cathedral at night is not to be missed. Great respite from The Way. See the Buen Camino app for more tips.
Written 16 June 2019
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