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Impressive front, but renovation is ongoing

This is about a 15 minute walk from the old town, either a pleasant walk along the river, or a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
Perfect stop on way leaving the city

Stopoped here as I was leaving teh city. Iconic pilgrim statue in front, beautiful museum inside... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Scott W
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South Miami, Florida
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All reviews nice walk entire building stayed here well worth a visit monastery parador facade pilgrims hospice knights museum statue arches paintings choir courtyard stone
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is about a 15 minute walk from the old town, either a pleasant walk along the river, or a nice walk through late 1800 and early 1900 buildings. This convent has a very long and nice front, well worth seeing just this. The parador (hotel) is closed, so also the courtyards are (temporarily?) no longer accessible. Inside the convent there was also renovation ongoing, so the choir was closed off. Possible to see, for free, were the church, and 3 rooms. One has some old graves and stone works, and was the original location of the museo de León. It really isn't much. However, one room has a very nice ceiling, and well worth a visit.

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

A 15' walk just to see the (still impressive) front. We obviously didnot prepare enough. No more Parador either, where we wanted to do a nice lunch. Have to come back in a couple of years time ...

Thank Martin v
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Stopoped here as I was leaving teh city. Iconic pilgrim statue in front, beautiful museum inside with Knights of Santiago paintings. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Scott W
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Very nice antique building it was an ancien convent and later on a pilgrim hospice;
today it's a splendid large parador, I visited the restaurant of the parador and it was very impressive, to recommend.

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

This is one of the grand hotels of Spain owned by Spain’s government. It was originally a pilgrim’s hospice. There are free tours in this old and large monastery. It has and impressively long and grand central staircase. When we were there, it was packed with lots of tour groups. It’s worthwhile going next door to the Iglesia San Isidoro.

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights. Midway between travel from Madrid to Bilbao. Old converted nunnery with lots of history. This is one of the Paradors of Spain. Paradors are always worth considering when visiting Spain...I have stayed at several....this one is right up there with the very best. Rooms are a bit dated but very comfortable and spacious. Service is second to none and staff are so polite and helpful....this is so refreshing. Good is great. Can't fault anything. Highly Recommended

Thank mickieB53
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

This building is also a parador, or government run hotel. It is truly a very impressive structure and retains much of the historical appearance it had in centuries. The church and cloister are very nice. Parts of the building are for guests only, so visitors don't get to see the entire building. For non guests, 1 hour should be sufficient to see the monastery, church and its museum, and cloister.

Thank jaimeelsabio
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

Located close to the river and picturesque old medevial bridge, San Marco monastery is worth of even a short visit. See inside patio with cypruses and arches of second floor gallery, main alter, great ceiling arches. A real masterpiece of arcitecture in Leon!!!

Thank HappyChris008
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

This place almost dissapeared so the fact that it's still intact is amazing when you see get to see it and learning the rich history behind it.

Thank Abrlie
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We were fortunate enough to stay in this building which began life as a place of rest for pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostela trail. As well as delux accommodation, the building has well-preserved cloisters and many remnants of its previous religious life.

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