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“need at least 3 hours if not 2 days”

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.
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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“need at least 3 hours if not 2 days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The biggest thing in comparison for an Australian is Uluru. The cathedral, as are most cathedrals, is BIG. I loved being away from the crowd but still surrounded by such wonderful cultural and historical relics from hundred or thousands of years past. In many other countries, these relics would be safeguarded beyond the ability to sit and be alone with it; you would have to fight crowds... it would cost a lot of money... etc. We had this place to ourselves a lot, with artwork and wonder all around us. If you don't go to the Cathedral you have missed something very big. We know nothing of this sort of Anglo historic value, Australian architecture is less than 250 years old. Aboriginal antiquities notwithstanding.

Visited July 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

if you read up on it, Leon has a lot of history behind it. also this cathedral has beautiful stained glass windowns fronting a very people friendly plaza. the cathedral is great but its proximity to the bars and restaurants in the old town makes it feel accessible and friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Cathedral Leon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Spectacular but you need to appreciate Baroque style or you could be phased by it. The surrounding area is a must and allow yourself plenty of time.

Visited May 2014
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Shefford, United Kingdom
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“leon cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Awesome, especially when you include the museum. The amount and quality of stained glass plus other detail, both inside and out is magnificent. And to think the town only had around 5000 occupants when it was erected! A fitting meeting point in the Camino de Santiago.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful Stained Glass”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We were walking the Camino and splurged on a room in the Parador San Marcos which was wonderful, after we settled in we walked to the Square and enjoyed a wine sitting in the sun with the Cathedral only about 10 steps away. I eventually explored the interior, it is very interesting and the stained glass is beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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