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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. To visit Museo de San Isidoro on your trip to Leon, use our Leon trip itinerary planner.
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  • Basilica in Romanesque style, dating back to the XI-XII century. Too bad some of the gorgoyles on the façade have been "scempiati" with tubes inserted without any criteria hairpieces! Laterally leads to the Museum and the Pantheon of the Kings of Leon, with superbly frescoed.
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  • We took a guided tour and mo could choose better guide, he told us all superbien. Library, room of treasures and all of the Pantheon of the reyesy drawings on rooftops explained it wonderfully. A place to visit and learn about its history.
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  • It's a tiny but cosy basilica. Archaeological level, highlights the brands of canteriay more outside than inside, which is quite simple. Worth visiting two small chapels which has, that Yes. One of them has a beautiful stained glass window.
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  • The visit to the Pantheon Museum are €5 and it is guided. Worth called Chapel Sistine Romanesque by incredible paintings and what they represent.
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  • Impossible to know the history, not Lion, but Spain without having gone through this museum. Not in vain there is buried I think that they were 23 Kings and their Royal Pantheon is considered Romanesque Sistine Chapel
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  • A Museum of few pieces but all unique and very interesting. Unique, wonderful and impressive is also the royal Pantheon, an essential part of the Museum. It's a must-see if you are in Leon.
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  • visit crucial for Romanesque. No visit is complete without seeing the Pantheon of Kings.
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