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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  • Monument go... an architectural jewel... Very well preserved. It is worth visiting it although you could get higher starting this wonderful exhibition.
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  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain. The first truly Gothic stained glass windows have almost no equal.
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  • It's beautiful! The visit is worth $ 6, we had time to by what will come back without a doubt!
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  • Beautiful and historic monument to see in Leon. Inside you can see many pictures and decorations about that old age life. Religious and magnified. The place around is also nice.
  • Especially I am interested in the structure of the building is very historic and romantic style once. Good thing too, the church is surrounded with many cafes and bars that can be enjoyed even if it can touch the sense of comfort of the city spanyol.Dorasi inside it is very interesting because it has many intents and stories Historic and archive that can build the style of the church so as to attract one's faith to follow the Eucharist.
  • 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.
  • Espectacular!!!!! The best cathedral of Spain.
  • Great Cathedral. It is a must if you visit León city. You can have an interior view from a elevated platform.

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