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TAPAS IN THE BARRIO HUMEDO

This is the oldest area of the city, ideal for enjoying a good wine from Bierzo or Tierra de León, the two excellent designations of origin of León, accompanied by its corresponding free tapa. Undoubtedly a good option to know the local gastronomy.


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TAPAS IN THE BARRIO ROMANTICO

Between El Cid Park and the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro, traditional bars and inns are mixed with old bookstores, art shops and other traditional shops.


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WHAT TO SEE

ANTIGUO EDIFICIO DE CORREOS Y TELÉGRAFOS

The old Post and Telegraph Building was designed by Manuel de Cárdenas at the beginning of the 20th century and has been used for some decades to house some of the administrative services of the Provincial Council of León.


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BARRIO HUMEDO

It is the medieval heart of the city that receives the name for the abundance of typical inns in which to debut a good wine and the famous tapas of our city, among other reasons. At night it also becomes the walking area par excellence with a great variety


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ANCHA STREET

It is the main street par excellence, not only in the Barrio Húmedo, but also in the historic center of the city. It has the largest concentration of shops and catering establishments in the old town.


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ANCHA STREET

It is a street, long, narrow and fullof establishments of the most varied, in which we can find modernshops and others, the most classic, those that we call of all the life. It is totally pedestrianised, and as we said of Caño Badillo Street (northern bord


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ARCHAEOLOGICAL CRYPT OF PUERTA OBISPO

During the restoration work around the cathedral in1997, archaeological excavations were carried out where the Bishop's Door was located, which led to the appearance of the bases of a Roman door, others from a later period and part of the Roman baths. Thes


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AUDITORIUM CITY OF LEON

The Auditorio Ciudad de León is an emblematic architectural space, very close to the Parador Nacional de San Marcos. Theatre, dance, music and lyrics give shape to a unique programme with national and international performances in a building equipped with


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BISHOP'S PALACE

Ubicado en la Plaza de Regla, hoy alberga la sede del obispado de León. Este edificio es del siglo XIV, y al terminarse el ábside de la catedral de León, se construyó de lado a lado de la calle una estructura de dos plantas en sillería de piedra.


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BOTINES HOUSE

Building built by the famous architect Antonio Gaudí, one of the three works he carried out outside his native Catalonia in the neo-gothic style at the end of the 19th century.


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CATHEDRAL OF LEÓN

León Cathedral, a thirteenth-century Gothic temple of French inspiration that has been the first officially declared in Spain in 1844.


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CHURCH OF SAN SALVADOR DE PALAT DEL REY

This monastery contained the primitive royal pantheon of León. The original building was of Visigothic Mozarabic architecture, of which only a small chapel from the 16th century is preserved, as well as some remains of wall paintings.


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CHURCH OF SANTA MARINA LA REAL

Church built in the second half of the XVI century by mandate of the bishop Don Juan de San Millán. Inside we can see great works of art, such as the sculpture of the Virgin of the Rosary, the work of Juan de Juni.


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CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION HALL

The project for the construction of the new Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de León consists of the refurbishment of an old sugar refinery to become the venue for socio-cultural events.


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CONVENT OF SAN MARCOS

Built next to the banks of the Bernesga river and the bridge that serves as an exit for Jacobean pilgrims, it originated as a hospital and ancient temple linked to the Pilgrim\'s Way to Santiago at the end of the 12th century.


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HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION OF LEÓN

Brief historical introduction to the city of León from its origins to the present day.


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HOUSE MUSEUM SIERRA PAMBLEY

The Sierra Pambley Museum, inaugurated in July 2006, is a building located in the Cathedral Square, in an old 19th century mansion. The House, with two floors plus the ground floor, which was built in 1848 by Segundo Sierra Pambley, preserves all the furni


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LEONESE JEWISH

In the Barrio Húmedo a Jewish district developed the practice of commerce, crafts and even live stock. Throughout the 13th century, Leonese Jews lived relatively freely in their new location, until their expulsion decreed in 1492 by the Catholic Kings.


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MUSAC

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León is one of the most colourful buildings in the city of León, thanks to the more than 3551 decorlind glasses that run through its façade.


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OLD TOWN HALL

San Marcelo Town Hall or Casa de la Poridad is the work of Juan del Ribero. Its construction according to the canons of the classicist Renaissance, began in the sixteenth century and in the mid-twentieth century was carried out an extension and reform afte


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PALACE OF CONDE LUNA

It was built in the 14th century on the site where one of the first palaces of the Leonese monarchy was previously found. Today it houses the exhibition Roots, the Legacy of a Kingdom as a center of interpretation of the History of the Kingdom of León.


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PALACE OF GUZMANES

Headquarters of the Provincial Council of León in Renaissance style of the sixteenth century built by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, architect of the cathedrals of Salamanca and Segovia, author of the facade of the University of Alcalá, among others.


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PALACE OF THE MARQUIS OF VILLASINDA

The Palace of the Marquises of Villasinda, of Renaissance style (XVI century), is located between the street Ancha and the street of the Cid next to the Palace of the Guzmanes.


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PLAZA MAYOR

The Plaza Mayor de León is located in the Old Quarter of the city, specifically in the popular Barrio Húmedo. It was one of the most important markets that were set up on the outskirts of the city wall in medieval times, where products grown in the country


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PUERTA MONEDA AND MEDIEVAL GATE

Puerta Moneda is one of the old gates of access to the city when the medieval Cerca Nueva was built, in times of Alfonso XI, as a defence of the new neighbourhoods that, outside the old city walls, grew around it: San Marcelo, San Martín and Nuestra Señora


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ROMANTIC DISTRICT

The generous tradition of León indicates that, when ordering a wine, a caña, a short or a chato, the bars of the city offer a tapa, a small gastronomic gift to accompany the drink tasting a typical product, or some refined gourmet creation, at no additiona


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ROYAL COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF SAN ISIDORO

The Basilica of San Isidoro is chosen the first wonder of the Spanish Romanesque, with the remains of San Isidoro of Seville. At its feet is the Kings'; Pantheon and inside the museum there are numerous pieces of incalculable value.


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SAN MARCELO SQUARE

The Plaza de San Marcelo or Plaza de las Palomas known by all Leonese, is one of the most popular of the city, where throughout the year are held a variety of activities, is a paved square semipeatonal full of activity, around which are distributed various


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SAN MARTIN SQUARE

The Plaza de San Martín is the center of the Barrio Húmedo, an icon of the tapas and nightlife of the city.


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SANTA MARÍA MARKET SQUARE

The Plaza del Grano or Plaza de Santa María del Camino, as it is officially called because it is at the back of the church of the same name, is located in the southern part of the Historical Quarter.


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SANTO DOMINGO SQUARE

Santo Domingo Square is the heart of the city, a wide roundabout around which the social, commercial and historical life of León revolves. It arose in 1904 during the enlargement process, better known as the ensanche.


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