The León Cathedral, which is also known as the House of Light, is dedicated to Virgin Mary. It was constructed eight hundred years ago on a site which was a former location of Romans baths. The architecture is Gothic in nature with towering steeples and and a very beautiful clock tower. The cathedral also has a museum in it that stores artwork dating back to centuries. The cathedral is a magnificent site and the historic significance of this holy place gives it a more alluring charm. The timings of the cathedral are seasonal so please check the website for further details.
One of the few buildings designed by world famous architect Antoni Gaudi outside of Catalonia, the Casa de los Botines is one of Leon's most famous architectural landmarks. Though one of his earlier works, Gaudi's masterful use of sculptures, neo-Gothic characteristics, modern shaped windows and conical corners easily stand out along with his trademark ironwork. Originally commissioned by Simón Fernández and Mariano Andrés as a residential building, it is today a museum. A not to be missed attraction for any architecture connoisseur!
Standing tall in the heart of the historic center, the Basilica of San Isidro is renowned for its architectural splendor and sanctity. The marvelous structure showcases a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles with a touch of Islamic art. The decorative tympanum and the exquisitely painted ceiling are among the most notable attributes of the structure. The Basilica also houses the Royal Pantheon of the Kings of León and the Museo de Real Colegiata de San Isidoro De Leon which holds numerous works of medieval art and manuscripts that date back to 960 CE. A glorious example of Romanesque architecture and artistic aplomb, the Basilica of San Isidoro is a gem of León's historic landmarks.
Convento de San Marcos, which was built during the Renaissance, is truly a sight to behold in terms of beauty and sheer grandeur. The tours of the ancient structure is mandatory, where you will learn about its history before it was turned into a hospice and eventually a hostel.
Located in the historic old town of the city of León, Plaza San Martín is a small, cozy square lined with charming cafes and restaurants catering all kinds of customers. The historic architecture of the buildings surrounding the square provide a nice backdrop to enjoy a drink or a hearty meal.
Plaza del Grano is a historic square in the heart of the city, which is surrounded by several historic buildings. The square earned this name because grains other farm produce were once sold in this square. The famous square is also used for cultural gatherings from time to time.
Located inside the Catedralicio Diocesano, the Museo Catedralicio Diocesano is as beautiful as the church itself. The museum offers a collection of fine arts, paintings and other Romanesque arts. You will also get to look at some fine paintings in the church and the master pieces that adorned the walls as well. A fine place for revelations on the church and civilization of the place.
Located inside the Real Colegiata de San Isidoro De Leon, Museo de San Isidoro de León is a beautiful museum that features superb Romanesque art from the 11th Century. You will get to see paintings and other art objects from the ancient times. The building of the museum is a former monastery and the interiors of the place are worth looking for its architectural style. Definitely a fascinating place for history and art lovers.