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Cathedral de Leon (Santa Maria de Regla)

Address: Plaza de Regla, s/n, 24003 Leon, Spain
Phone Number: 987 875 770
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Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Leon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows and richly decorated...
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows and richly decorated West portals.

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Aranda de Duero, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The front of building is extremely beautiful at day and night. The illumination of the Cathedral helps the look. Inside there are lots of chapels with different objects that are different and beautiful too. You can take pictures without flash.

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Kowloon, , Hong Kong
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Unique and full of history, set at the plaza, in old Leon. Very central and next to the museum. Closed in the afternoon for siesta.

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Edinburgh
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Fascinating and beautiful cathedral. Good audio guide. Visit the museum and cloisters too but make sure you understand how you get out of the museum - they unlock the door to let you in and I then joined up with a group so that getting out was ok but that all felt a bit odd!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The stained glass windows are amazing. The museum is also very advisable, although I missed the help of a guide.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Gorgeous gothic building, lit up at night in a bustling area it is great to head for and see the city at night from there

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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After some fancy weddings completed we were able to tour the Cathedral. It is one of the most amazing in Spain. A must see!

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Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had no idea this cathedral was on par with Notre Dame and Chartre. This is probably the most spectacular display of stained glass in any gothic cathedral. I actually visited twice.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Cathedral in Leon - Santa Maria de Regla has the architecture that is quite similar to the one in Paris- Notre Dam in terms of appearance, but the inside- wow, here comes the Light! The glass-staining make you literally dizzy of colors and lights! A genuine work of art! There is also a chance to attend an organ concert,... More 

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santa fe, NM
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is possibly the best cathedral in Spain. The French influence is striking - brilliantly colored stained glass windows all around. Each and every side chapel offers something wonderful - sculpture or painted altar pieces. A genuine work of art.

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Leon, Spain
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This awesome buiding, along with the Cathedral of Burgos, are the two undisputed top stars of the Camino de Santiago. Its stainless glass windows are second to none.

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