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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

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Address: Plaza San Isidoro, 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
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+34 987 87 61 61
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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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Very interesting and good documented museum

The content of the museum is essential to understand the foundations of Spain. Very well preserved and documented pieces of the Romanic and the old Leon and Castille Kingdoms.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 6, 2017
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Munchen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

The content of the museum is essential to understand the foundations of Spain. Very well preserved and documented pieces of the Romanic and the old Leon and Castille Kingdoms.

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Leon, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is the most important place of Leon, hiding all the most important treasures of the Christian early era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The tour cost 10€ for two people and was definitely worth the money. The only bad thing is that you can't take pictures of any of the items, even without using flash. They run Spanish and English language tours, that last an hour and given you some time to explore the last bit of the exhibition by yourself. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Old romanic church with a beautiful Cloister with really marvellous romanic fresco paintings. The church and its museum are not far away from the Cathedral so it is possible to walk between the two places.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This museum is worth visiting for the building alone. The murals are really well preserved. To see the old books in the library is fascinating. There is a tour in English at 11am which we missed as we had another tour then.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful space enriched with history. A must to visit. I particularly like the bottom part. Where many noble people were buried. Gorgeous 13th century murals on the ceiling.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The church itself is interesting and it claims to have the actual Holy Grail - yes the real one, according to a recent book by two Spanish academics (so Indiana Jones and the Nazis were wasting their time it was in Spain all along!).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Spent an hour or so here, having booked a our with English commentary. Knowledgeable and friendly guide who took us through the museum, giving salient historical details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We were lucky to turn up here just as a tour was about to start in English. This was excellent as the museum has some fascinating objects. Well worth checking out when English tours are available f you don't understand much Spanish. Although the guide gave good explanations you get so much more from the museum if you already know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

So glad we visited this. It it seeped in history with Roman architecture as well as 12 century and more. I especially loved seeing the chalice that was owned by a member of the royalty and is said to be the chaice of the Last Supper. Whether that is historically accurate or not (it's disputed), the chalice is a lovely... More 

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