La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
4.5
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The museum has the wellknown as the Sixtine Chapell of the Romanesque Art because of the 11th century romanesque frescoes, and the mythical chalice related by a recent research with the Holy Grail .
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Kelly M
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Had to review this because the museum is really great. And there was almost no one in it! Definitely pay the 7 Euros after seeing the church to see this collection. It’s not the usual pile of gold and silver bling, this is a display of thousand year old, Byzantine influenced treasures. There is also an amazing 14th century chapel at the end of the tour with frescoes. Very different from the collection at the Cathedral.
Written May 11, 2024
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Celeste H
York, PA128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
As Americans we knew there could easily be a language barrier when it came to touring the best things to see in Leon. We were prepared for that. I have a minimal amount of Spanish, and our son with whom we were visiting has enough to function and communicate. We entered the gift shop of the Pantheon, to engage a tour and signed up for one in Spanish, thinking that seeing what was there would be good enough. We queued up for our tour at the appropriate time, then were asked to stand aside and wait.
The good people behind the counter had gone to the effort of calling in an English speaking guide for us! We were enthralled by what she showed to us and related about the ancient history of the area as well as giving us an image by image interpretation of the 12th century unretouched frescos in the burial area of the pantheon. It was one of those moments that was indelibly imprinted on one's mind as one of the greatest visions of a lifetime.
Written March 7, 2017
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Serene C
Milton Keynes, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you only do one thing in Leon. You must visit this place. There is a English Tour so that you understand the frescos, the Chalice which it is believed to be the holy grail. The library took my breath away. The preserved bibles with their ancient texts has to be seen to be believed.
Written August 10, 2015
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Onewaytckt
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
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 in Iberia, and it was also the first one in Europe to hold a parliament, precisely within San Isidoro's walls.

Had San Isidoro been built in London, it would be one of the top 10 city attractions. In Leon it remains unknown even for many tourists.
Written January 21, 2015
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Ottawa111
Ottawa, Canada42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
Nice place, at night we were passing by and arrived just in time to see an amazing show projecting images onto the building, with music, telling the story of the history of Leon. Very nice to see and free. Highly recommend seeing the show starts at 11:00pm and again at 11:30 lasts about 20 minutes or so.
Written August 12, 2013
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Safari37161
Monterrey mexico1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
San Isidoro in León is one of the best places you can discovery in Spain and I think it is not a very popular and known site. I highly recomend it as a wonderful place you can easily visit when in this beautiful city.
Written November 13, 2004
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Wolfgang H
Llucmajor, Spain1,178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Impressive and well preserved Romanesque cloister which is part of the San Isidore church complex - an essential stop on the Camino de Santiago.
Written August 22, 2021
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Michelle M
Cocoa, FL43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Well worth a visit despite the constructions. Only available as a guided tour and not many tours in English but they have some info typed up in English. There is a chalice that may have been used at the last supper and some original untouched frescos of the life of Jesus. No photos allowed inside.
Written May 10, 2019
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Paula N
Heathfield177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 for a guided conducted tour is outstanding. You'll see a library of early manuscripts, the tombs of kings and particularly the frescos - with both sacred and secular themes. The months of the year with pigs waiting for the autumn acorns and the harvest are charming. You might have to wait a while for the "english" tour but it is well worth it.
Written October 4, 2018
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Elchimera
UK282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 host. At the end of the tour he made a special point of showing us what we missed at the beginning. The museum itself was so interesting housing a potential Holy Grail, Frescoes that are a millennia old, tombs of over 20 Leonese monarchs and a unique cloister under restoration. Thank you Enrique!
Written September 19, 2018
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