Iglesia San Marcos, Leon

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Iglesia San Marcos is one of the most iconic monuments of the Spanish Renaissance, now housing a museum, a church, and a parador, or luxury hotel. Admire the facade's pearl plateresco work, a unique Spanish Renaissance art form using floral designs, festoons, and mythical creatures, in the manner of silver work. Then, head inside to find the ornate Gothic church consecrated in 1541, an archaeological museum with art and artifacts from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages, and the hotel filled with Flemish paintings, tapestries, and ornate wood carvings. The site's history dates back to the 12th century, when the sister of King Alfonso VII of León donated money for the construction of a hospital-temple for pilgrims on the Way of St. James. In the 16th century, King Ferdinand paid for construction to begin on the resplendent Renaissance building that stands today. Using our international travel planner, Leon attractions like Iglesia San Marcos can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Today it is the Parador de León. I could only see it on the outside but is worth noting its facade. Next to this building is the Roman bridge of San Marcos on the river Bernesga.
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  • What most struck us was the history of its use as a concentration camp in the GC that the tombstones of bishops with transcripts of the year of the tana. Magnificent plateresque façade. Penalty can not see the Parador on the inside.
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  • We made a stop in the Parador San Marcos, we take a very well-prepared Izaguirre and they put us a few acceptable caps, all in its magnificent terrace...'
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  • The crypt paintings worth seeing.
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  • Beautiful church. Spectacular. Gothic style. Museo de León.
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  • Stay at the Hostal de San Marcos of León, the loneliness of the look of the pilgrim who 'care', his Church and the Majesty of its atrium and its gardens, invite you in the part of the day relaxed reading your history on wikipedia...
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  • I liked very much
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  • The outside is beautiful, a large square and a very nice green area.
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