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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

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Address: Plaza San Isidoro, 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
Phone Number: +34 987 87 61 61
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Description: New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is mythical...
New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.
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The heart of the ancient kingdom of Leon

They say the Pantheon in San Isidoro (admittance costs 5 euro) holds the best romanesque mural paintings in the world. My first impression was that I had seen something truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Aranda de Duero, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice paintings, library, and antiques. The mausoleum is beautiful, it has paintings in the ceiling that represents different periods. We take the guided tour and she knew a lot of the history of the Museum. Photos are not allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

They say the Pantheon in San Isidoro (admittance costs 5 euro) holds the best romanesque mural paintings in the world. My first impression was that I had seen something truly unique, and I later learnt that the Romanesque paintings are considered the Sistine Chapel of their era. By the time San Isidoro was erected Leon was the most important kingdom... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The museum charges a fee and the basilica, which is next door is free. Most of the photos including these are of the basilica. The museum (at least when we went) was very odd. There are at least two key areas in the museum: the chalice room and the panteon. Photos are not allowed. Perhaps because it was low season... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Technically basilica and Panteon are neighbours but they should be treated separately. Church is free to enter and nothing spectacular. To get to to Panteon you have to pay 5 euros but provides exceptional experience. Entrance is possible on guided tours only. There are also tours in English so get there in the morning to book your place as the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We observed this wonderful basilica from a restaurant at the other side of the plaza and were amazed. At 11.00 in the evening worshippers were coming and going to this almost 1000 year basilica. A living church

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Basilica Isodoro is very old. Famous is the cross statue of ivor. The church is situated on a very nice square.

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Basilica San Isidoro is an 11th century Basilica Church and the final stop for many ancient Pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago who were too ill to go on. Here they could receive the blessings they were seeking in their journey. The Royal Pantheon has amazing sculptures and paintings from many eras from Roman art to the present. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This church actually runs a pilgrims mass and blessing everyday, it's not well known. The church is a mix of historic construction and modern conveniences. For those on the camino well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The basilica is very nice, but what I remember most is the Royal Pantheon. The quality of the original frescos is outstanding. This is a very interesting place.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful museum & church with fascinating objects from founding of church in 1063, with ancient bibles, casks, reliquiaries etc of great beauty. The most famous piece is Dona Urraca's chalice, now reputedly said to be the 'original' Holy Grail - 1st century roman onyx piece, which early Christians believed to be from 'the Last Supper', with beautiful gold work and... More 

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