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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.
We arrived 5 minutes late for the English speaking tour but it was not an issue and we were allowed to you. The guide was the delightful Enrique who was so pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. He made the tour come alive and was an excellent...More
First visit the church, and then the museum. Lots of things to see. Of course, the tombs and the frescos are worth a visit in their own rights. But the discovery of what just might be the holy grail makes a visit to this museum...More
You can’t tell how great of an attraction this is from the outside. There’s some fantastic wall murals. Well worth the five euros. There is a guided English tour in the morning and then one in the afternoon.
Constant Companion and I had looked forward to visiting San Isidoro Museum and Church. An 11th century Romanesque Church is free to enter but the real treat is the Museo. We arrived early and were told that there was an English speaking tour in an...More
After touring the basilica this was a treat - walking through the cloister of the basilica which has an excellent museum - which we had by guided tour. Original frescos that have not been touched for centuries, books dating from 11th century and later from...More
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
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.
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