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The tours in English are infrequent, but well worth the wait, it was the highlight of Leon for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this after doing the free tour at the adjoining hotel. I went to see the historical... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.
Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
+34 987 87 61 61
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tours in English are infrequent, but well worth the wait, it was the highlight of Leon for us.The guide was good, and answered questions fully as well as giving a thorough explanation on the tour.

Thank moscovy
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I visited this after doing the free tour at the adjoining hotel. I went to see the historical murals, but was more blown away by the library. The collection of books was amazing and some of them were in fantastic condition. It was well worth...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We stayed in the hotel that is attached to the museum. We were lucky enough to get on the English tour. This is like the Sistine chapel only way older. Absolutely stunning frescos. Probably the best thing in Leon besides the cathedral.

Thank Lafayettehiker
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This museum adjacent to the church is worth visiting and they have guided tours in English and Spanish. No photos allowed inside. Amazing frescoes on the ceiling as well as historic pieces such as a reputed magical chalice that dates back to 1st century and...More

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The guided helps you understand the historic value of this places and its library, panteon with romanic paintings and claustro. It is a gift for the eyes.

Thank AbejaMaya2014
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Worh a visit as is a ancient roman building in the middle of leon ! Verry close to the catedral so u can always make that on your tour !

Thank Flroctavian
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The church is beautiful, but the best is the Museum, where you can see wonderful romanesque original frescoes and very interesting pieces from the XI to XIII centuries. Bedinetely a must.

1  Thank Aravaca31
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

For just 5 euros each, we took the tour of the Museo. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke in English. The tour includes the chalice which has a fascinating history, the beautiful painted ceilings showing the life of Christ, and supposedly the site of...More

2  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Sign up for a guided tour before you arrive. A very interesting visit that helps explain much of the history in León. If you visit during winter, dress warmly! It was very cold and damp. No photos allowed inside the visit.

Thank NMJ0127
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Very nice fresques and paintings, a royal fresque of San Isidoro de Leon; Leon was at a certain time the most important town of Spain and has conserved till today many monasterys, churchs, and hospitals and attract the many pilgrims. Bishops of Leon brought the...More

1  Thank Manuela L
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Response from Diana O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. Maybe go to the website for the Museo.
1 February 2015|
Response from Cesar L |
It is a tribute to the builders of cathedrals whose name we do not know. Thanks to all the work that artists leave their works beauty and many messages in our cities.
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