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The most unusual and quite extreme entertainment available to tourists in Leon is the so-called "volcano boarding" - sliding down from the volcano slope on a board. Tours of the Cerro Negro Volcano are offered in all hotels and hostels. Hiking enthusiasts will have the opportunity to climb to its peak and admire the picturesque surroundings, and thill-seekers will be able to speed up the return trip - a descent along the volcano slope takes a bit more than a minute. It's important to note that this entertainment is available even to those travelers who have never tried snowboarding. Tourists are offered to chose from two types of boards - the classic one for standing on and a sitting option, which is a bit like ordinary sledding. Sliding down an ash-covered slope of an active volcano having all the necessary gear on is a worthy entertainment for any daredevil.
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Padre Isla is considered the main shopping street of Leon. While walking through it, you can find stores of many popular brands, as well as visit interesting gastronomic pavilions and … Open
Prefer safer and more romantic entertainment? Then go up to the roof of Сampanario de Catedral Basilica de la Asuncion, which is considered the best viewing platform in town. It's not easy to get to the roof of the cathedral, while many travelers do not even realize that they have such a breathtaking opportunity. At the far right corner of the cathedral, there is a small lattice door, behind which one can buy a ticket for 2 USD from people sitting here. However, the entrance to the roof is not here - keep going further around the cathedral on the right to the first door that leads inside. Lovely ladies always sell candles here, and if you show them your entrance ticket to the bell tower, you can finally get access to the right door and a guide to boot. You can walk freely on the roof, enjoying the views of the central square, surrounding streets, and mountains. The main thing is that the chance of meeting other tourists on the roof is minimal.
Want to feel closer to the life of local residents? Just go for a walk along the central streets on a Sunday evening. You'll have the opportunity to witness the amazing action - on weekends, Leon's main streets turn into a huge open-air restaurant. Right on the streets, locals set up grills and prepare delicious dishes over an open fire, which can be considered typical national food. You can either stroll through the streets until late at night tasting fresh salads, grilled seafood, and fragrant pancakes or buy fresh seafood and ask one of the cooks to prepare them for you. A pleasant addition to such a walk is the presence of colorful souvenir stalls where you can buy interesting memorable gifts for loved ones. Street food has long become an integral part of the national culture, which is mandatory for exploration. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Leon is a town on north-east of Spain. It is situated on the bank of the Bernesga River right at the foot of the Cordillera Cantábrica. The population of this city estimated 122.7 thousands … Open
All fans of tasty food should take into account another interesting gastronomic feature of the city - Leon hamburgers. They are distinguished by quite an impressive size, the diameter of a classic hamburger is about 18 cm. This classic local fast food can be tried at one of the numerous street cafes. One of the most attractive cafes should be looked for in a shady park near La Merced Church Iglesia de La Merced . It's a good idea to come here early in the morning, as the cafe is among the first in the city to start serving customers. Sitting at a cozy table in the shade, you can slowly enjoy a fragrant hamburger. Supporters of healthy eating will be offered salads and fruit cocktails.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Leon and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Leon
♥   Castle 'Castle of Santa María de Ordás' Leon, 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Coyanza' Leon, 34.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Laguna de Negrillos' Leon, 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Villanueva de Jamuz' Leon, 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Cea' Leon, 47.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Leon
♥   Palace 'Palacio Episcopal de Astorga' , 43.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Original sights of Leon, deserving Guinness book

Fantastic Forest of Cantabria

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
Cantabria is a picturesque region of Spain, a significant part of which is covered with dense forests. This woods have no equals in the world; they resemble illustrations for fairy tales. The main value of these places are rare plants and flowers, which at certain times of the year are coloring the landscape in all colors of the rainbow. The forests of Cantabria are inhabited by many rare animals, including some species of bears. … Read further
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