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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
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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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178 reviews 178 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The stained glass and other artwork here is absolutely gorgeous and a must-see. It's much better in person than what you see online.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Unrivalled stained glass and a vision of true faith at a time in history when it was sorely needed...like now

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just amazing. The outside is beautiful, and inside is full of glass windows, so is full of light. It has a great history. Great place to visit

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

By Spanish standards this cathedral style is simple and beautiful and the stained glass windows stunning.

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ATL
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

See it all lit up in the evening and enjoy its beautiful exterior in the different lights of the day. I enjoyed going in and renting the audio tour. Lots of great detail and history. Loved it.

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lleida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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68 helpful votes 68 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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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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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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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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