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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Leon
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Owner description: Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows and richly decorated West portals.
Sandefjord, Norway
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

The must see, if you are in Léon. Yes, it was nice, but in my opinon, one cathedral is like another cathedral.

Visited March 2014
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Painswick, United Kingdom
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“A magnificent cathederal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Fabulous stained glass comparable to the ones of Chartres in France. The round windows and the set of three in particular are spectacular

Visited March 2014
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Alicante, Spain
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

The cathedral is set in a square surrounded by various shops, cafes and bars. The architecture is stunning and my camera was clicking all the time. It is well worth a visit. You have the various altars inside as well as the main altar.

Visited October 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Impressive at night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

The cathedral is open until 7pm (closed in the middle of the day - from 1:30-4pm for lunch/siesta) so you can come in the evening and find it enshrined in light against the clear dark night - simpy gorgeous. The facade is really clean due to the recent renovations and the gothic architecture shares influences that you find in many similar churches of this era. Definitely a must-visit.

Visited February 2014
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London
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“If you only see one thing - make it this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Quite simply one of the most stunning cathedrals you will ever see. The stained glass is jaw droppingly beautiful.

It may not have the tallest spire or largest nave but if you had to choose just one cathedral to visit then this might be the number one

Visited July 2013
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