Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, Leon

4.7
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.
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  • Magnificent piece of art, resisting the test of time, and becoming more and more lovely after each visit. Great romantic memories around it.  more »
  • An absolute must see for those visiting Leon, despite the audio guide being a bit underwhelming and designed to ensure you wrap your visit in less than 30'. A marvel of the 13th century, restored in.....  more »
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  • 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.

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