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4 Best things to see & do in Leon

  • Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain

Leon Cathedral

  • Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain

view on the cathedral, also called The House of Light or the Pulchra Leonina, on a sunny day in spring, with people in the foreground

Experience

Nicknamed ‘The House of Light’, Leon’s soaring Gothic cathedral dating back to the 18th century, has walls made of some of Europe’s best-preserved medieval stained glass.

Adult price: 6

Good for age: 18+

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Collegiate Church of San Isidoro

  • Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain

Collegiate Church of San Isidoro

Experience

A 10th-century church famed for both its tomb of Saint Isidoro, and the extraordinary 11th-century, mural-covered Royal Pantheon. This funeral chapel of the kings of Leon is nothing less than the ‘Sistine Chapel of Romanesque Art’.

Adult price: 4

Good for age: 18+

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Gaudi Museum

  • Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain

Gaudi Museum

Experience

One of Gaudi’s earliest buildings, the stone-built, turreted Casa Botines (1893) is now a museum dedicated to the architect himself.

Adult price: 4

Good for age: 18+

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Castille-Leon Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Leon, Castile and Leon, Spain

Castille-Leon Museum of Contemporary Art

Experience

Inaugurated in 2005 by Emilio Tunon and Luis Moreno, this museum’s distinctive colourful facade resembles a brand new watercolour set. Inside, exhibits are dedicated to contemporary art and architectural expression.

Adult price: 3

Good for age: 18+

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