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. Arrange your visit to Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral and discover more family-friendly attractions in Leon using our Leon holiday planner .
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  • It is one of the sites you have to see of León, this at the end of the wide street. The best thing is to make a visit with guides to tell you a little history of it or with audioguide
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  • Impressive... I had visited her when she was a young girl. But then with the passing of the years and the eyes of experience you see things with another color. Impressive!!! And above all explained x the city guides. Thank you Raul. Thanks Ganda!
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  • Indispensable visit for those who visit the city. From the stained glass to the pictures, everything is beautiful
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  • The Catedral is beautiful, at the end of Calle Ancha you will find it . Is one of the Catedral with more stained glass word wild. You can appreciate it’s beauty from different a angles. With nice bars nearby .
  • A must see. The stained glass windows and gothic style is beautiful.
  • If you're in León, you're going here anyways. Beautifully restored gothic cathedral which is amazing given the size of the town and history. Audioguide is included and very informative. I'm not sure the cloister is worth the extra 2€ but it is separate and optional.
  • Amazing Gothic style monument worth a visit
  • Very educational. Don't understand why you need to pay to visit your own church.
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