Museo de San Isidoro, Leon

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Museo de San Isidoro dates back a millenium, although it has been rebuilt since then. Within the church is a pantheon serving as the burial place to some dozens of members of Spanish royalty from centuries past. Be sure to look up at the ceiling frescos in this royal tomb. Relics from Saint John the Baptist and Saint Pelayo are on display, as well as the remains of San Isidoro. The museum is sure to interest history buffs, with medieval ivories, fabrics, and codices, as well as a Visigothic Bible. Look up at the facade to see a statue of Saint James the Moor Slayer mounted on horseback. Put Museo de San Isidoro and other Leon attractions into our Leon sightseeing planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We loved it. People called the Romanesque Sistine Chapel and of course the paintings are fantastic. It also contains in its Museum the chalice of Doña Urraca, which relates to the Holy Grail. There is also the oldest Bell in Spain, among other many jewels. Royal Pantheon, there are 23 monarchs buried, as well as Queen, infantes, counts. A must-visit place.
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  • August 20, 2017
    not going tosit around for an houruntil they take you ona guided tour. Would be really advantageous if they made times available on website.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    With good reason they call it the Romanesque Sistine Chapel. The visit is guided, they explain it very well. You should visit it.
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  • Absolutely worth seeing. The Holy Grail will be shown at least a beautiful mug is there. The frescoes in the Pantheon are on the highest cultural level. Only the absolute photography sucks ban because sales of catalogues.
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  • The quality of conservation of the paintings is exceptional. Too bad that the visit is done in local Spanish it would have been richer to have comments in french or English. At least to visit.
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  • Beautiful Museum with guided visits. The entrance is €5 and includes a visit (30-45 min approximately). Is well worthwhile enter to see the precious paintings, the courtyard and the architecture of the Museum.
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  • Excellent! A gem where you find them. It is worth.
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