Leon , Spain – July 2017

The city of Leon is capital of the province of Leon in northwest Spain and another town on the Camino route to Santiago de Compostela.Its a beautiful city full of history having been founded by the Romans in the first century BC with a fabulous historic centre of narrow streets packed with bars and restaurants.Its a full on place for food and drink and night life – a great vibe and we loved it!

We stayed at Hospederia Moastica Pax , a 3* hotel in the main wing of a converted monastery that is still active. We liked this hotel a lot , comfortable rooms with nice courtyards in a beautiful old building.

Lots and lots  of lovely old buildings here but the highlight for us was the 13th C Leon Cathedral with its 125 incredible stained glass windows – have to include loads of photos of this!

We spent 3 nights here but we could have stayed longer – a top place.

 

Leon Cathedral

 

Casa Botines – designed by Antoni Gaudi – definitely not his most spectacular work but its a nice looking building.Its now a museum but we didn’t go inside.We. read the buildings outside is better than the inside
Palacio de Los Guzmanes 16th C. The building wasn’t completed in the 16thC and it was abandoned until the 1800s when it was bought by the government and became headquarters of the provincial government

 

The Romanesque style Church of Spain Isadore – originally built 10th C but destroyed and rebuilt 11th/12th C.

 

 

 

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