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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, Leon

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Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • Very beautiful cathedral with an interesting history. Nice self guided audio tour is available. Go early to catch the eastern sun through the stain glass window.  more »
  • Very old cathedral with nice church windows. It is said that it will collapse one day ... So better to see it before it happens...  more »
  • The cathedral was built in XIII-XIV centuries. Beautiful, must see. Outstanding stained glass windows.  more »
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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.