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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral

Plaza Regla s/n, 24003 Leon, Spain
+34 987 87 57 70
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You'd be a foolish to miss it!

In my opinion this is probably the most beautiful of the Gothic Cathedrals in Northern Spain. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aronnax150
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Granada, Nicaragua
Absolutely a top Gothic church with perfect audiotour

Absolutely a top Gothic church with perfect audiotour. What a light and space. Impressive. Do take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cojotent
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows and richly decorated West portals.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Plaza Regla s/n, 24003 Leon, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion this is probably the most beautiful of the Gothic Cathedrals in Northern Spain. The extensive use of stained glass sets this church apart from the others. The affect is overpowering imbuing a sense of beauty. Bear in mind that this cathedral is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely a top Gothic church with perfect audiotour. What a light and space. Impressive. Do take the audiotour to find out about the construction phases of the church

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gothic architecture with gorgeous stained glass windows. The cathedral is the highlight of the clean and old city.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding example of gothic architecture and possibly the best stain glasswork of any cathedral you will ever visit combine to make this a world class building. Great audio guide included in the entrance fee. This is a building that should be on any traveller's...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous building that gives a powerful sense of León at the height of its powers. The Audio guide was very helpful, although I would have liked more detail on the smaller chapels. The small museum next door was also very interesting.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

A fabulous old cathedral with lots of history. The stained glass is excellent as well as the external architecture of the building. Well worth a visit and the €6 entrance.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

If nothing else, you must visit the Cathedral. Stunning external views with spiers & flying buttresses. 6€ per adult, 5€ per OAP with audio-aids included and an excellent glossy magazine. The audio-aid is one of the best we have experienced and the stained glass just...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The gem of the gothic architecture. Excellent stained glasses. Outside very bright, inside dark and gloomily. The highlight of Leon’s monuments.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

A stunningly graceful gothic cathedral, with sunlight streaming through the brightly coloured windows (cleverly with red/yellow colours on the sunny side, and blues/greens on the shady side).

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This cathedral took my breath away. It has so much light and three stories of stained glass windows, amazing altars and wooden choir area and just spectacular. Yuo cannot go to Leon without stopping by.

Thank Scott W
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