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Historic Center of Leon

Centro Historico, 24003 Leon, Spain
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Lovely streetscapes, party time on a Saturday night!

The historic section of Leon has a range of beautifully restored buildings, huge numbers of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frans_12255060
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Sydney, Australia
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Clean and well ordered with a plethora of sites & sights. Really only visited for The Cathedral but... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Sandra L
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Warwick, Australia
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  • Average2%
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“roman walls” (5 reviews)
“old town” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Centro Historico, 24003 Leon, Spain
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"roman walls"
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"nice city"
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"magnificent cathedral"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The historic section of Leon has a range of beautifully restored buildings, huge numbers of restaurants and bars, and some iconic world class buildings such as the Cathedral. In typical Spanish style, it wakes slowly but parties late, with Thursday, Friday And Saturday nights absolutely...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Clean and well ordered with a plethora of sites & sights. Really only visited for The Cathedral but spent an extra hour walking, sightseeing and taking photos. On the flat which is a Godsend. Pleasant Visitor Information Centre.

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The historic center was a bit underwhelming compared to some other places we have been in Spain. There are lots of tapas bars in the evening and a very pleasant ambiance. However there are relatively few sights to see which was a bit disappointing. Our...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Except for one or two streets, we were rather underwhelmed by our visit to León. There are many boarded up or closed shops with graffiti everywhere and a general feeling that not enough money is being spent on maintaining the historical fabric of the old...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This city is chock full of churches, museums, Gaudi architecture, quaint cafes, narrow streets, shops and restaurants and lovely parks. Great for strolling, window shopping and people watching. Nice to see that locals live, work and play here so not just a place for tourists.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We toured the historic centre as we were keen to see if the actuality lived up to the hype. We did leave slightly disappointed as we are not sure the hype was fulfilled.

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Leon was a surprise. It is a lovely city, busy and thriving with many tourists, but most of them Spanish. We found not much English is spoken here. Great tapas bars

1  Thank juliatr2016
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

A lovely city, good sights and good food. Architecture is amazing. Tapas bars are great Easy to walk around, enjoy a lovely train ride around the centre.

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Historic Center of Leon merit a visit, many roman constructions, the nice portal "Pardon "of San Isidor; the gothique cathédrale, many other churchs, hospitals, ancien palaces, a construction of Gaudi, the famous architecte, the royal pantheon of San Isidoro; Very nice by day and in...More

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Like most in northern Spain, has old architecture and quaint streets and cafes. Did not find the food choices in any of these northern Spain areas as exciting as southern Spain.

Thank annette231
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