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Disappointing to have to pay to go into a chirch

It’s a beautiful and staggeringly impressive cathedral with a remarkable history. As a pilgrim... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
going back in time

We had been to the SAN Isidora church before but did not visit the museum. This time we did as we... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2019
Athens, Greece
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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.
Plaza de San Isidoro No 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
+34 987 87 61 61
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a beautiful and staggeringly impressive cathedral with a remarkable history. As a pilgrim walking the Camino de Santiago I was disappointed to be asked to pay to visit a religious property I have walked hundreds of km, but easily worth the contribution.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RadfordJones
Reviewed February 20, 2019

We had been to the SAN Isidora church before but did not visit the museum. This time we did as we were told the Holy Grail was kent,there,, a story that fascinates. You can only entree the museum with a guide and we were happy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank RolyOfman
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A place to visit any time you are in town, together with the church and the other building spaces in. To mention " the chorus" on the east side and the "chapel altar" in front of him. 😇

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venture709928
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We took at chance on an English tour of this museum and were completely impressed! Besides the Holy Grail claims, their guide was fantastic and did a great job leading us through the history of carvings, paintings and their collections relics. They have been able...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SunshinefromUSA
Reviewed October 31, 2018

One has to take a guided tour, but here there are English language tours. The entrance fee is worth every cent. The guide spoke very good English, although she had trouble understanding some of the questions. The information given on the tour is very interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatrienS955
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Leon is a city with some gems, but be prepared to walk through streets covered in graffiti to get to them. The Romanesque Basilica is good but nowhere up to the jaw-dropping standard of Poitiers in France. However, the museum for which you pay extra...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Paula N
Reviewed September 30, 2018

5 euros for a guided visit to see the cáliz of Doña Urraca, the holy grial, the amazing Panteon and more!! What! It is so worthy! Beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tomi987
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We arrived 5 minutes late for the English speaking tour but it was not an issue and we were allowed to you. The guide was the delightful Enrique who was so pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. He made the tour come alive and was an excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Elchimera
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

A very nice tour. Staff helped my wide, in a wheelchair, to enter the pantheon. She got a private tour in English. Very nice to visit. Claim they might have the Holy Grail ... Nice story ...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martinvI2585BK
Reviewed August 29, 2018

First visit the church, and then the museum. Lots of things to see. Of course, the tombs and the frescos are worth a visit in their own rights. But the discovery of what just might be the holy grail makes a visit to this museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Niels Chr. J
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September 30, 2017|
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Response from Diana O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. Maybe go to the website for the Museo.
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Response from Cesar L |
It is a tribute to the builders of cathedrals whose name we do not know. Thanks to all the work that artists leave their works beauty and many messages in our cities.
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