We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The Sistine Chapel of Spain”

Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The original paintings on the ceiling of the area where kings are buried is spectacular. Other parts of museum are interesting--would have been more so if we could have gone into the library.

Thank blhuber
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,547)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

137 - 141 of 1,547 reviews

Reviewed September 24, 2012

While not as vast or intricate as it's neighboring Cathedral...still a very impressive building to visit and pray in!

Thank Damian V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Much more intimate than the Cathedral but more interesting. This place was built and added to several times and nobody ever said "That style is great lets do that again." The frescoes are gorgeous and the historical detail exquisite. The scale is more like your parish church and reminds us that the great leaders of Leon had both a public personna, which was at the Cathedral and a personal one which was here.

Thank JJ_Hantsch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 8, 2012

The basilica is well worth visiting. However the highlight was the Romanesque Royal Pantheon within the museum. The frescoes were are really beautiful. The museum contained several other very interesting items.

Thank ES1211
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Leóns second church is mainly romanesque, with some very finely detailed porticos and columns, though it all gives a austere and beautiful impression. The late-Gotich choir is an effectful contrast to it all. The admission is free, and should be an integral part of a walk around beautiful León.

Thank OsopolarTromso
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon also viewed

 

Been to Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing