Husa Santiago Leon
Ctra Asturias Km 1.6, Leon, Castile-Leon, 24008, Spain
More about León
León - FEVE station.
Staircase leading down from the plaza.
The main facade with its 3 doors.
casa de botines
Travel Tips for León
The Kingdom of León was...
The Kingdom of León was established at the beginning of the 10th C when Ordoño II set proclaimed himself King of León. It was united with Castile several times, but it was not until the 13th C that this union became definitive.
The CID : Spanish soldier and national hero whose real name was Rodrigo Dìaz de Vivar,Under Ferdinand I and Sancho II of Castile he distinguished himself while fighting against the Moors.Was born in Burgos,and is buried at the Cathedral.
This is a sculpture of THE CID.
Inside the Cathedral---Depiction of Saints
Their are several lovely paintings of the different Catholic Saints built into one wall on the left side of the cathedral. It did not detail who was who, but this one caught my imagination with the huge keys in his hand (perhaps the keys of wisdom?) and the banner over his head.
The Camino de Santiago
As you are walking through the storied streets do not forget to look down and every so often you will observe the gold shells marking the Camino de Santiago. The Camino is a route originating in the French Pyrennes and heading all the way to Santiago de Compostela in the Galicia region of Spain. Pilgrims would make the journey, called peregrinaciones as an alternative to making the much longer journey to Jerusalem. The shell has become symbolic, because centuries ago the pilgrims carried large clam shells, that they used as a plate to eat their food on while on their journey.
Castrojeriz, on the route to Santiago
Castrojeriz is a beautiful little town situated on the route to Santiago de Compostela. There are some very nice houses here, right next to ruins, which makes the atmosphere quite typical.
This is the road to Castrojeriz.
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Cortes De Leon
Carretera de Asturias, Km. 141, Leon, Castile-Leon, 24008, Spain