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“A bit disappointing”

Historic Center of Leon
Ranked #3 of 73 things to do in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Except for one or two streets, we were rather underwhelmed by our visit to León. There are many boarded up or closed shops with graffiti everywhere and a general feeling that not enough money is being spent on maintaining the historical fabric of the old city. This is a pity really. We had been in Vitoria Gasteiz the previous day and were very impressed by this lovely town which appears well-cared for and thriving.

1  Thank Claremont77
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"nice city"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This city is chock full of churches, museums, Gaudi architecture, quaint cafes, narrow streets, shops and restaurants and lovely parks. Great for strolling, window shopping and people watching. Nice to see that locals live, work and play here so not just a place for tourists.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We toured the historic centre as we were keen to see if the actuality lived up to the hype. We did leave slightly disappointed as we are not sure the hype was fulfilled.

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Leon was a surprise. It is a lovely city, busy and thriving with many tourists, but most of them Spanish. We found not much English is spoken here. Great tapas bars

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely city, good sights and good food.
Architecture is amazing.
Tapas bars are great
Easy to walk around, enjoy a lovely train ride around the centre.

Thank Elaine B
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