Half Day (Duration: 03hrs. approx.)
Price from: 50.00 euros
On this private tour you will discover Leon´s cathedral and other important monuments of the Old Quarter.
León is a wonderful city that conflates stunning historical architecture with an irresistible energy. Its main attraction is the cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Spain, but there's so much more to do here. By day you'll encounter a city with its roots planted in the soil of northern Castilla, with its grand monuments, loyal Catholic heritage and a role as an important staging post along the Camino de Santiago. By night León is taken over by a deep-into-the-night soundtrack of revelry that floods the narrow streets and plazas of the picturesque old quarter, the Barrio Húmedo. It's a fabulous mix.
The cathedral is undoubtedly the city’s landmark, whose history starts in the 10th century. King of León Ordoño II’s royal palace lay on the old terms and public buildings built by the Roman VII Legion (Legio VII) in the mid 2nd century. In the year 917, after vanquishing the Arabs in the battle of San Esteban de Gormaz, the king gave up his residence to show his “gratitude to God”, and letting the first Cathedral be erected in there. Guarded by the Saint Benedict monks, the temple’s structure was very similar to other Leonese Mozarab buildings. Upon his death in 924, King Ordoño II was buried there.
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