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Cathedral de Leon (Santa Maria de Regla)

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Address: Plaza de Regla, s/n, 24003 Leon, Spain
Phone Number: 987 875 770
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Description: Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass...
Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows and richly decorated West portals.
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Fascinating but arrangements a bit odd

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Possibly Leon's biggest attraction and once inside it is easy to see why with the huge stained glass windows throwing light in all directions, lighting up the huge arched ceilings. Well worth a visit.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What can I say? It's beautiful, and a place not to be missed. I had always wanted to go to Leon, and so this was a natural place to explore.

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