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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  • The set of stained glass windows, surprised me very nice. I'm glad of having been, you never know what you will discover. Impressive Gothic
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  • It's a great cathedral! The Windows are wonderful. In the evening, it's very impressive there. Who wants to take part in the divine service, simply ask at the Museum (side entrance), there is the entrance to the chapel. Negative: once the audio guide (in the entrance included) the third section stumbling himself. Because you have unfortunately quickly back to the previous location. Everything else is very well done! It is and remains a must-have in León!
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  • Essential monument with spectacular stained-glass windows. A beauty of place. The audioguide included in the visit is great because it has very well what is necessary without you stun or overwhelm you with too much information. It has been a pleasure
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  • A huge architectural marvel. Best to visit in the weekend night :)
  • Great place, it's a pity you cannot visit the towers or the roof, it's a great héritage monument
  • 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.
  • As we all know the most impressive Gothic stained glass windows of all time!
  • 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.
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