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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

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Address: Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
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+34 987 87 61 61
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is

mythical...

New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is

mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper

Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.

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Historical preservation at its best

The basilica as others have said is beautiful. I attended a mass there which was focused on the pilgrims of the Camino. But the Pantheon was breathtaking in its representations... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

The basilica as others have said is beautiful. I attended a mass there which was focused on the pilgrims of the Camino. But the Pantheon was breathtaking in its representations of the life of Christ and the paintings are so well preserved due to the climate in Leon. A must see!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

The church is super but the crypt-museum is even better. The paintings and the history with so many royals buried in elaborate tombs. Spectacular!

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The Basilica is interesting in itself, but the Pantheon is something else - very good murals. It's easy to miss this as it's a separate entrance from the main Basilica but it's well worth the entrance fee. If in doubt just look at the postcards around the town.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

These ceiling paintings really are spain's sistine chapel but you cant take photos. The museum and library are a must. Fascinating collection.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

This is probably worth including Leon in your trip! The Cathedral and the Pantheon (walking distance) are the real 5stars in this city. Amazingly, you can almost miss the Pantheon if you are really not aware of this splendid place. The middle age ceiling afrescos are outstanding.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This is a tiny place and its glories are the roof paintings. You need a guide perhaps to get the most out of it. Very well worth a visit because they are treasures

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Madrid
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Four times a day you can have a guided tour of the Royal Pantheon. It is recommended to visitors because you hear (and see) many things that you would not on your own. 5€ for a 40 minute visit is good value, with tickets available in the gift shop by the church, with its magnificent art behind the altar. The... More 

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Kent, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

Attending a service here, very charming and worth taking the time to visit. The whole historic area of the town is worthwhile

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Reviewed 8 October 2012

The original paintings on the ceiling of the area where kings are buried is spectacular. Other parts of museum are interesting--would have been more so if we could have gone into the library.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

While not as vast or intricate as it's neighboring Cathedral...still a very impressive building to visit and pray in!

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