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Museo de San Isidoro, Leon

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Religious Site
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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  • Interesting monuments that highlights both the Church and the collegiate church and the royal Pantheon, where you can see some of pictorial repertoires of Romanesque art most important of the Peninsula and the unique preserved in-situ (unfortunately photos cannot be made during the visit). The visit is guided.
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  • The tour includes the Pantheon of the Kings, known for its fresh - among which is the image of San Marcial Copero, sommeliers pattern - the. Library, the Treasury and the Romanesque cloister.
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  • Unless you're a sprinter, I recommend that you save the $ 5 of the visit. Senorita-guia - sprinter begins fast being entertained to tell the story of the chalice of Doña Sancha, but friend, if once finished the explanation and you exceed the 5 seconds that has the entire group to see the chalice are ready, we are going SAL8ENDO
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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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