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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, Leon
(4.7/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
Also known as the "House of Light,” Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral was built on the site of Roman baths. Myriad styles of painting and architectural craftwork decorate the interior, including alabaster sculptures dating back to the Renaissance and a grand rose window that casts warm light over a spot in the cathedral where it is said that justice was imparted. The museum shelves inside the cathedral hold over 1,500 items of sacred art, some of which date back to prehistory. To visit Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral and other attractions in Leon, use our Leon trip itinerary maker.
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  • Nothing that has not been previously said about the beauty of the building and the wonder of its stained glass windows. But as tour seems too expensive to ask €6 per person, largan you an intercom with a recording and to run.
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  • The guided tour is highly recommended, allows you to get to know the Cathedral. Surprise the value historic that has.
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  • It is obligatory to visit the Cathedral of León. Is necessary. It is wonderful. Its stained glass windows are unique in the world. Its red colour stands out. Breathes the Gothic and art is on each stone, each altarpiece, in every corner... Among the best Gothic cathedrals in the world. This Cathedral is well worth a trip to Leon but that city is also magnificent.
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  • Top catholic cathedral. A must see in Leon.
  • The "Pulchra Leonina" is one of the most beautiful Gothic style cathedrals in Spain. It's stained glass windows are probably the best of Spain.
  • Probably the best stained glass windows in the world. It is an absolute must when visiting Leon.
  • Great Cathedral. It is a must if you visit León city. You can have an interior view from a elevated platform.
  • Very nice historic building, worth a visit.