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Historic Center of Leon

Centro Historico, 24003 Leon, Spain
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Very pretty but there are better examples in Spain

We toured the historic centre as we were keen to see if the actuality lived up to the hype. We did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin H
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Very interesting city with great architecture

Leon was a surprise. It is a lovely city, busy and thriving with many tourists, but most of them... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
juliatr2016
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
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“roman walls”(5 reviews)
“old town”(8 reviews)
“nice city”(2 reviews)
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Centro Historico, 24003 Leon, Spain
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"magnificent cathedral"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured the historic centre as we were keen to see if the actuality lived up to the hype. We did leave slightly disappointed as we are not sure the hype was fulfilled.

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Leon was a surprise. It is a lovely city, busy and thriving with many tourists, but most of them Spanish. We found not much English is spoken here. Great tapas bars

1  Thank juliatr2016
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely city, good sights and good food. Architecture is amazing. Tapas bars are great Easy to walk around, enjoy a lovely train ride around the centre.

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Historic Center of Leon merit a visit, many roman constructions, the nice portal "Pardon "of San Isidor; the gothique cathédrale, many other churchs, hospitals, ancien palaces, a construction of Gaudi, the famous architecte, the royal pantheon of San Isidoro; Very nice by day and in...More

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Like most in northern Spain, has old architecture and quaint streets and cafes. Did not find the food choices in any of these northern Spain areas as exciting as southern Spain.

Thank annette231
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Capital of the old Kingdoms of Asturias & Leon. You will find old Roman remains around the Cathedral as well as Gaudi's "Casa de Botines" or just take a stroll around the terrific and peaceful historic streets. Stop and take in the people watching...More

1  Thank Fernando A
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

A place full of history. It is the most important Romanesque building in Spain. Known as the Sistine Chapel of the Romanesque, so called by the frescoes painted in the Pantheon of the Kings in the twelfth century, they have an excellent state of preservation....More

1  Thank Saulo D
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Leon has a lot of character (in a good way). It has a lot of pretty historic buildings and newer ones that have panache.

Thank Andy G
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The old centre of Leon is what visiting the city is all about. Clearly the magnificent Cathedral and the elegant Plaza Major are the main tourist highlights, but there is much more to be found with a slow wander through the delightful streets. I particularly...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Leon is an historic city with ample pedestrianised areas and plenty of historic buildings. It has been largely unspoilt by 20th Century development. My problem are the opening times of monuments. I checked opening times on line (on the occasions when they were available) but...More

1  Thank David B
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