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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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  • Cathedral in the Gothic style with stunning stained glass windows. Re-fuel in step by Leon. With the price of admission includes an audio tour but never it is worth hiring a professional guide
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  • Obligatory stop in Leon, if also you can visit "with the dream of light" by the better side. Viewing is beautiful from above, taking advantage of cleaning of stained glass. As in almost all sites it is necessary to pay to enter, but if on the outside it looks to not be embedded to any building, inside is a jewel with the stained glass windows, if it is possible that the visit coincides with a better than best sunny day and if you are lucky enough to see it in addition to sunny after snow is simply spectacular.
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  • What highlight of this Cathedral are its stained glass windows and its architectural structure, one of the great cathedrals of Spain
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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.