Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, Leon

#1 of 75 in Things to do in Leon
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
5,235 reviews
  • The spectacular cathedral and its adjoining museum offer much to see. The famous stained glass windows are a sight to behold. The impressive Gothic architecture wows the visitor.  more »
  • The cathedral is well worth visiting. It stands impressive on the square as a witness of long and important rol of the RC church in the history of the heartland of Spain (Castile & Leon). I was...  more »
  • Given there are no shortage of cathedrals to view the fact I'm giving a 5 star rating reflects the quality of this experience. There audio tour is excellent and provides so much interesting information as you walk around the huge cathedral. Was surprised how much we liked this.
  • Awesome architecture and audio information available to enable a very enjoyable visit. Stunning stain glass windows sculptures. Definitely well worth the 6 euros.

Plan your trip to Leon

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.