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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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  • 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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  • Although it has been refurbished many times over the centuries (due to the apparently limescale stones), this cathedral it's very nice. Apparently, the only original part is the rose window. The towers, fours of them, have been built in different times, starting from the XIII century.
  • Great Cathedral. It is a must if you visit León city. You can have an interior view from a elevated platform.
  • Impressive. Just a pity you have to pay for the entrance.
  • The most beautiful monument in Spain
  • Beautiful stained glass windows. Gothic style well preserved. Nice audioguide information. Really a top munument among cathedrals in Spain.

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