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Cathedral of Leon (Santa Maria de Regla)

Plaza de Regla, Leon, Spain
987-87-57-70
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Leon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Gothic-era cathedral of golden sandstone with soaring stained glass windows and richly decorated West portals.
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lleida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Three times we have tried to see it with no avail. Unlucky of us to try to visit it at weekends and three weddings have been going on in the cathedral!. It seems that when some wealthy couples, or parents, decide to get married there, the building is closed to all visitors. And don't you think that's for an hour,... More

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San Juan, PR
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After seeing countless churches and cathedrals on our visit to Spain, this masterpiece of stained glass will stun you with its delicate gothic splendor and amazing use of enormous stained glass windows.

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Paris
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wonderful stain glass, go when the sun is shining to get the full effect. Also great choir stalls and overall a glorious cathedral

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a wonderful place to learn about the transition of architecture in the early 1200s. The admission is reasonable and they give you a recording to guide you in your visit in one's own language.

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Now this is a very fine cathedral indeed, in a consistent Gothic style much of which would not be out of place anywhere is Western Europe. No changes of style according to the whims of the church authorities of the time (as at Santiago); the style is consistent from its beginnings in the 13th century to its completion in the... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful medieval cathedral rescued from the brink of destruction. The cathedral is awe inspiring even more so when considering the cities population was around 5000 people and it was built within a generation.head phone tours are available in a number of languages.

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Montreal
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The cathedral is impressive in many ways. The architecture is quite interesting but its main attraction are the stained-glass windows that are simply stunning in beauty and numbers. Worth a visit.

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Barcelona, Spain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful, with all architectural characteristics, in stone, well done. A good place for you to stay for a while and think about what life is, what did you do whith yours. I like quiet places to be in, sometimes. Now that I am retired, it is a good thing to do.

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Sugar Land Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

They are in a multi-decade effort to clean all of the windows. Even dirty, they are magnificent and set this cathedral apart from others. I have not seen a cathedral with this many stained glass windows. Don't miss this if you are in the area.

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Leawood, Kansas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
62 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I enjoyed the grandeur of this cathedral. There are 125 stained glass windows. The rose windows are just magnificent. The wooden carved choir stalls are just so beautiful. I enjoyed it all. Just so beautiful.

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