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What to see in León

León ©Panoramio FPG24E

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Recommended visits Recommended places to visit include the neighbourhood of Puente Castro and the river Torio, the church of San Pedro, the Centro de Interpretación de León Judío y el Camino de Santiago (the Jewish centre of interpretation in Leon and of Santiago’s way), with information on the pilgrimage route in the area (open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 15.00, phone: (+34) 987 260 777.

The Plaza de Santa Ana, Calle Barahona and, La Puerta Moneda, on the street of the same name. Plaza de San Marcelo, Calle Ancha, leaving on the left the palace – Casa de Botines, a striking building of the great architect by Antoni Gaudí that resembles a castle. The Palacio de los Guzmanes, the Cathedral, inspired by French Gothic architecture. If pilgrims turn back along the street Calle Ancha until the pilgrim path and, on continuing they will enter the famous romantic neighbourhood with numerous tapas bars.

At the end of this area the great Royal Basilica of San Isidoro comes into view, topped by weathervane in the shape of a rooster. The Way continues to the Plaza de San Marcos. From the avenida de Quevedo the walkers will say goodbye to this Jacobean city. They only need to cross the bridge over the river Bernesga.

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