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Iglesia de San Miguel de Escalada
Iglesia de San Miguel de Escalada by Freecat @flickr
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista by Miguel. (Respenda) @flickr
Palacio Episcopal de Astorga
Palacio Episcopal de Astorga by Fervazco @flickr
Leon by Viajar24H.Com @flickr
Monestary in Leon
Monestary in Leon by Lumag00 @flickr
Casa Botines in Leon
Casa Botines in Leon by Lumag00 @flickr
Cathedral. León
Cathedral. León by Tomas Fano @flickr
Casa Botines. León
Casa Botines. León by Tomas Fano @flickr
Mayor Square. León
Mayor Square. León by Tomas Fano @flickr
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Top sigths of Spain

The Royal Palace remains the main landmark of Madrid. Nowadays, the palace is used to host most important meetings and official ceremonies. An ancient Moorish castle stood on the site of the modern Royal Palace until 1755. In the middle of the 18th century the castle lost its strategic importance, and as it was built in a very beautiful place it was decided to demolish it and build a luxury palace instead. Currently, this magnificent building has more than 2,000 rooms halls that hold precious collections of old items - chandeliers, clocks, furniture, musical instruments, weapons and artworks. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Leon

Attractions and active leisure

Some interesting shopping complexes are located next to the Plaza de San Marcelo; you can also choose some interesting souvenirs in stores located in the Barrio Humedo. This district is one of the oldest in the city; many restaurants and entertainment venues were opened in its beautiful historic buildings. Excursions to outstanding natural attractions are at rest not less popular than parties in stylish nightclubs … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Local bakery is also worth noting; specialty bakeries are also popular among tourists, as well as fashionable restaurants. It is believed that local monks were founders of this culinary tradition; all branded desserts are affordable and very easy to prepare. Perfect sponge cakes, bizcochos de San Lorenzo and toscas de la Virgen, as well as the original dessert called ‘yemas de Santa Teresa’ made of egg … Open

Traditions and mentality of Leon

No less interesting is the Day of the city, which is usually celebrated in early October. Holiday begins with a solemn procession; brightly decorated carts are passing through the main streets of the city. National flags and coats of arms are main decorations, each of which represents a different epoch. After the parade, residents of the city and visitors are sent to the central square, where the most important … Open

Travel guide to Leon

Among the famous city sights the Museum Gaudi Casa Botines is of special interest. It was built in the late 19th century and is a unique architectural masterpiece in the style peculiar to Antoni Gaudi. Known for its non-standard projects, Gaudi began work on this building in 1891. A large beautiful house was built for wealthy merchants of Leon, among who was a good friend of the world famous architect. Currently, … Open

Leon for children - what to visit

Many beautiful places for walks are available in Leon for vacationers with children. With school-age children, it is definitely worth strolling along the route El Faedo. It runs along a very beautiful mountainous area through amazing forests and gorges. During the walk along the route, guests will have the opportunity to see a lot of natural attractions including beautiful waterfalls, century-old trees, rare plants … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

The tiny bookstore Libreria de Viajes Iguazu is equally popular among tourists. Here you can buy not only fiction books but also various tourist guides, as well as booklets describing attractions of Leon and other Spanish towns. A large selection of interesting art products is offered to visitors by El Escribano Arte Medieval Gallery. Besides magnificent paintings and engravings, many more interesting … Open

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