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Address: Plaza Regla s/n, 24003 Leon, Spain
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+34 987 87 57 70
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Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows...

Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows and richly decorated West portals.

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cathedral de Leon

Did not see it January saw it in November 2016 from the outside. I toured the inside 5 years ago and also stayed for the mass. The architecture is Gothic. It is a sister... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not see it January saw it in November 2016 from the outside. I toured the inside 5 years ago and also stayed for the mass. The architecture is Gothic. It is a sister Cathedral to the Rheins Cathedral in France. The Cathedral is beautiful during the day and spectacular at night. It is lit up a night so you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing through Leon on our way to San Sebastian. We knew about the Cathedral but hadn't read about stained glass that was the highlight for us. Enough though it was a quick visit it was worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicest glasses you can see on a cathdral. If possible try to have a sunny time to visit it in order to enjoy the colourful windows. A must see

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gothic masterpiece, famous for its outstanding stained glass, unique. There are more than a hundred stained an area of 1,800 m2, it is considered the second after the Chartres Cathedral in France.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A stunning cathedral. Well worth a visit. Audioguide is helpful and informative. Cloister is also beautiful and worth taking time to visit, even for the perspective of the facade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Be sure to visit the Cathedral at a time of the day with plenty of natural light to enjoy the stunning stained-glass windows. If you are in León for a few days, program your visit according to the weather forecast to make sure you enjoy the visit to this Cathedral full of colour and light.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Paradore hotel adjacent and we're able to witness the Cathedral during a service. The building is spectacular and can be visited at ground level or viewed from the cloisters of the hotel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Cathedral is massive and so a lot to see and takes a while to wonder through. It is somewhat pricey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I didn’t take the tour but took time to go to Mass. This is a beautiful place of worship with many visitors and pilgrims milling around. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The town and the cathedtal leaves one with admiration. The massive gothic design, The rich internal decor. Mass was attended by very many worshipers and pilgrims.

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