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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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  • We were a sunny day and although we had this stained glass enjoyed better cloudy days seemed us incredible.
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  • Built over two centuries since the beginning of the 1200, has not changed, so its style is definitely Gothic. Beautiful on the outside, with the three different portals on the main façade and the side buttresses. Beautiful inside, with its stained glass Windows.
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  • First of all indicate that it is worth € 6 enter, €5 If you are retired or students. The price includes an audioguide and an explanatory magazine. However, is such artistic quality that well worth paying. It has a stained-glass windows, which lets more than one speechless, in addition to the big way which is inside. Rosettes are also worthy of mention, just like the murals.
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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.