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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, Leon

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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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  • View in León. Simple entry costs € 6, with audio guide and magazine. Is still very well the explanation and helps to understand what is see and its history. If possible, visit sunny days: their effect across the stained glass is unique. Whenever I have visited the city, I've also made it to the Cathedral.
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  • Very enjoyable visit with audio guide, which explains very well the construction characteristics and their avatars over time. A little expensive for a short visit.
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  • Is the second time that it visited and continues giving liked see that is maintain buildings of this size with its essence intact, is thanks the respect and care of them restorations, as well as them explanations of them guides. I would like to go to hear the organ in some time.
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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.