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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

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Address: Plaza San Isidoro, 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
Phone Number: +34 987 87 61 61
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is

mythical...

New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is

mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper

Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.

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Impressive building

While not as vast or intricate as it's neighboring Cathedral...still a very impressive building to visit and pray in!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2012
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Newark, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

While not as vast or intricate as it's neighboring Cathedral...still a very impressive building to visit and pray in!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Much more intimate than the Cathedral but more interesting. This place was built and added to several times and nobody ever said "That style is great lets do that again." The frescoes are gorgeous and the historical detail exquisite. The scale is more like your parish church and reminds us that the great leaders of Leon had both a public... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

The basilica is well worth visiting. However the highlight was the Romanesque Royal Pantheon within the museum. The frescoes were are really beautiful. The museum contained several other very interesting items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Leóns second church is mainly romanesque, with some very finely detailed porticos and columns, though it all gives a austere and beautiful impression. The late-Gotich choir is an effectful contrast to it all. The admission is free, and should be an integral part of a walk around beautiful León.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

great basilica and a better museum. The MUST see in this place besides the calendar is the light show every Saturday at 11¨30 pm. it is great and shows you the history of the basilica and the city

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Worth a visit. Beautiful architecture outside. Nice plaza.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

The pantheon and the courtyard are fascinating. Worth the Spanish-only tour. The treasury is great, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Beautiful old sandstone church, but the highlight for me was the Panteon Real, with its well-preserved frescoes dating back to the 11th century. For me, it was the most magical experience of my visit to Spain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Don't miss the royal pantheon with its frescos. Loose yourself in the Barrio Humido walking through the middle age narrow streets with a lot of bar where tapas are served for free together with wine or beer...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

Astonishing medieval ceiling fresco - and, apparently, very few visitors. This was our favorite site in Leon.

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