This is the river that crosses Leon capital. It comes from the north, from the mountains in Asturias.
There are many municipal parks at the river banks, and (useful if you come with kids) a McDonalds with an excellent playground, near the Bullfighting Ring.
The province of León is famous for its trout rivers.
There are over 3,000 km of crystal-clear waters.
Those visitors interested in water sports will find adequate facilities at the León Yacht Club on the Barrios de Luna reservoir, amongst other places, while winter sports can be practiced at the San Isidro pass (Puebla de Lillo), Esla 2002 (Llanaves de la Reina) and Valgrande-Pajares.
Castrillo de los Polvazares
This is a little charming old village near Astorga, in the region named "La Maragateria".
It is all built in red bricks with little houses and stone paved streets. It makes a nice halfday trip from Leon and is famous by its "Cocido Maragato" (see restaurant tips).
It's got a main street and a few more sidewalks, is really tiny...
Perigrino arrives in Leon
"The Bull Ring"
about 470 kms from St Jean Pied de Port and another 425 to Muxia via Santiago and Finisterre.
I limped into Leon with Diane and Jose, lunched, bought myself a replacement camera, contacted my Couch Surfing Host Ricardo and discovered that 3 days of chasing people, not listening to my own body, my right ankle was not looking healthy.
so instead of 2 nights in Leon, i spent two with Ricardo and family, amazing hospitality, another at the Convento Santa MAria de las Carbajalas.
Anton Gaudi Looking at the building he designed,
in the background is the Guzman Building
an L shaped ami where tourist and Leon Citizens enjoy looking at the Cathedral and watch people.
the Senior citizens taking in their daily dose of Vitamin D before fall arrives.
more photos later
"Main Facade Nightview"
I will show you on this travelogue some nice pictures taken in Leon on a weekend of May of 2005.You will see some night exterior views of the Cathedral and also a few interior photos,and some more taken in Leon City and around.
All pictures on this travelogue were taken by my nephew Pedro three weeks ago.Thanks Pedro for these beautiful pictures!!!.(I didn't had any nightview of the Cathedral!)
Hope you like them!