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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 museum is probably worth more (in the scholastic sence) than thechurch itself

We visited the church to find devotions in progress (it is, after all, on the route pilgrims take while on the Camino de Santiago). The church was nice but not what we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the church to find devotions in progress (it is, after all, on the route pilgrims take while on the Camino de Santiago). The church was nice but not what we had anticipated. When we asked about the frescoes, we were directed to the side entrance... and thank the Lord for that. The museum and its shop offers tours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were highly recommended to do the English tour of San Isidoro by our hotel. Tour and entry cost 5 euro. Beautiful place with a fascinating history. Well worth doing the tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This small museum contains a lot of Early Christian artifacts, ceiling frescoes, and an impressive middle age library. If you don't read Spanish, a guided tour in English would be worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Extraordinary ceiling paintings dating from 'before 1150' showing biblical scenes (shepards in the fields, massacre of the innocents etc) and a very odd almost life sized depiction of the four gospellers - with only Matthew having a human face. (John has the head of an Eagle, Mark the head of a Lion and, strangest of all, Luke the head of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The basilica is very beautiful inside. Built mostly in the Romanesque style, the pillars are moorish inspired. The altar was very pretty with many paintings arranged as a panel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

To be able to observe (not photograph) the original and incredible murals of the X, XI, and XII centuries that adorn the romanic chapel at the entrance of this church should have been enough. On top, we had a marvelous guide that showed us the rooster wind vane and the bell (Mozarabic) and finally the jewel of the museum, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A small museum, easily seen without doing yourself in, with an amazing 11th century painted ceiling. Do see the chalice that is reported to be the holy grail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well worth the time. Focus on the exquisite frescos. The chalice and the room containing some great religious treasurers. The library also gives one idea of how far we have progressed in our digital age where knowledge can be disseminated so easily. Power once lay in this room simply because of paper and ink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not a huge place to get lost in, so you can really take in the details. The museum has a 7th century rooster wind vane made in Persia that know one knows how it ended up at the church. A chalice made from 2 Roman alabaster cups, then decorated with gold in 1063 and thought to be the cup Jesus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

There is a charge for this museum but it is worth every penny, the ancient painted ceiling is beautiful. This place is not to be missed when visiting Leon

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Additional Information about Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

Address: Plaza San Isidoro, 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
Phone Number: +34 987 87 61 61
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Leon  >  Leon

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