La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, Leon

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La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon dates back a millenium, although it has been rebuilt since then. Within the church is a pantheon serving as the burial place to some dozens of members of Spanish royalty from centuries past. Be sure to look up at the ceiling frescos in this royal tomb. Relics from Saint John the Baptist and Saint Pelayo are on display, as well as the remains of San Isidoro. The museum is sure to interest history buffs, with medieval ivories, fabrics, and codices, as well as a Visigothic Bible. Look up at the facade to see a statue of Saint James the Moor Slayer mounted on horseback. Put La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leon sightseeing planning tool.
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  • This is a place that is recommended by all travel guides about Leon but you can visit it very quickly, it is small, there is not much to see. In 5 minutes you are finished. It costs no entrance. The.....  more
    This is a place that is recommended by all travel guides about Leon but you can visit it very quickly, it is small, there is not much to see. In 5 minutes you are finished. It costs no entrance. The.....  more »
  • I didn't know what to expect from this Medieval church. The Pantheon is a world class Medieval ceiling painting. It is untouched from its original creation. The story of Christ and the arch of the... 
    I didn't know what to expect from this Medieval church. The Pantheon is a world class Medieval ceiling painting. It is untouched from its original creation. The story of Christ and the arch of the...  more »
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  • Beautiful Basílica with a lot of history. We were able to attend a special mass with a choir of nuns to celebrate that a new nun was taking her bows. The plaza in front of the church is very beautiful too.
  • My wife and I were amazed by the beauty and history on display. The relics were beautiful and in excellent condition. We felt a real sense of is place in history. A must to visit...

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