La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
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The museum has the wellknown as the Sixtine Chapell of the Romanesque Art because of the 11th century romanesque frescoes, and the mythical chalice related by a recent research with the Holy Grail .
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Kelly M
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Had to review this because the museum is really great. And there was almost no one in it! Definitely pay the 7 Euros after seeing the church to see this collection. It’s not the usual pile of gold and silver bling, this is a display of thousand year old, Byzantine influenced treasures. There is also an amazing 14th century chapel at the end of the tour with frescoes. Very different from the collection at the Cathedral.
Written 11 May 2024
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Alex F
The Villages, FL2,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
It is free to enter, but if you want access to the Pantheon of the Kings of Leon you have to pay. It also house the Chalice of Doña Urraca, and access to the top of the Roman walls.
Written 11 November 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is a place that is recommended by all travel guides about Leon but you can visit it very quickly, it is small, there is not much to see. In 5 minutes you are finished. It costs no entrance. The seats have a heating system, my friend said it is the only church with heated seats in the world? Well, cool.
Written 31 March 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
I didn't know what to expect from this Medieval church. The Pantheon is a world class Medieval ceiling painting. It is untouched from its original creation. The story of Christ and the arch of the calendar.
Lastly, the chalice from the last supper? Recently proven, it was ransacked from Jerusalem in the 1000s.
Recommended site.
Written 3 September 2021
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Wolfgang H
Llucmajor, Spain1,185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Impressive and well preserved Romanesque cloister which is part of the San Isidore church complex - an essential stop on the Camino de Santiago.
Written 22 August 2021
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MObelf
Belfast, UK615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
I loved my tour around this museum - it's really compact, so does not require a long visit. The freschi are wonderful and so well preserved with colours that are still vibrant after all these years. The other highlight is the chalice (said to have been used at The Last Supper). The cloisters are also nice to walk around.
Written 11 August 2021
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,984 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The only way to visit was with a guided tour. There is much to see in this Romanesque edifice, but the highlight were the well-preserved frescoes from the late 11th and early 12th centuries.
Written 9 September 2020
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Jun Jacinto
New York City, NY1,446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Lovely Romanesque church with its fascinating history and an interesting highlights of Medieval frescoes. It’s a must and highly recommended.
Written 5 January 2020
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Joce25500
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We arrived on Dec. 24th at 1:30 pm, we had to join a spanish tour, (we don't speak spanish) we didn't have the feeling of being welcomed at all, the guide and her colleague gave us very succinct explanations of where we were, shouted at us when we tried to make a picture of a basin in stone. We were very disappointed, we still were glad to have seen the museum especially the paintings, but if people don't like their job, they shouldn't do it.
Written 25 December 2019
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travelsafarohio
87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We enjoyed seeing the important treasures at the San Isidore museum. You must take the tour. We accidentally arrived late and got onto the Spanish tour. They did have printed materials to help with following the tour in Spanish. A must-see for Leon visitors.
Written 24 December 2019
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