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Impressive front, but renovation is ongoing

This is about a 15 minute walk from the old town, either a pleasant walk along the river, or a nice... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Ghent, Belgium
Perfect stop on way leaving the city

Stopoped here as I was leaving teh city. Iconic pilgrim statue in front, beautiful museum inside... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Scott W
South Miami, Florida
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Plaza San Marcos 7, 24008 Leon, Spain
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All reviews nice walk well worth a visit monastery parador pilgrims hospice knights building statue paintings choir courtyard stone ceiling spain
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is about a 15 minute walk from the old town, either a pleasant walk along the river, or a nice walk through late 1800 and early 1900 buildings. This convent has a very long and nice front, well worth seeing just this. The parador...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatrienS955
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A 15' walk just to see the (still impressive) front. We obviously didnot prepare enough. No more Parador either, where we wanted to do a nice lunch. Have to come back in a couple of years time ...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martinvI2585BK
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Stopoped here as I was leaving teh city. Iconic pilgrim statue in front, beautiful museum inside with Knights of Santiago paintings. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Very nice antique building it was an ancien convent and later on a pilgrim hospice; today it's a splendid large parador, I visited the restaurant of the parador and it was very impressive, to recommend.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is one of the grand hotels of Spain owned by Spain’s government. It was originally a pilgrim’s hospice. There are free tours in this old and large monastery. It has and impressively long and grand central staircase. When we were there, it was packed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank maas_johnf
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Midway between travel from Madrid to Bilbao. Old converted nunnery with lots of history. This is one of the Paradors of Spain. Paradors are always worth considering when visiting Spain...I have stayed at several....this one is right up...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mickieB53
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This building is also a parador, or government run hotel. It is truly a very impressive structure and retains much of the historical appearance it had in centuries. The church and cloister are very nice. Parts of the building are for guests only, so visitors...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Located close to the river and picturesque old medevial bridge, San Marco monastery is worth of even a short visit. See inside patio with cypruses and arches of second floor gallery, main alter, great ceiling arches. A real masterpiece of arcitecture in Leon!!!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank HappyChris008
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This place almost dissapeared so the fact that it's still intact is amazing when you see get to see it and learning the rich history behind it.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Abrlie
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were fortunate enough to stay in this building which began life as a place of rest for pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostela trail. As well as delux accommodation, the building has well-preserved cloisters and many remnants of its previous religious life.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Aussielins
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