CATHEDRAL OF BURGOS
Favorite thing: Now I'll show you,some pictures taken at the city of Burgos.This is a General view of Burgos's Cathedral,begun in 1221,and masterpiece of Spainsh Gothic,designed by Unesco as WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
Favorite thing: This beautiful building,was designed by Antonio Gaudí,and now is a Bank!,is located in the center of León.It is located nor far from the cathedral and in this square you can find also a car parking.
Favorite thing: See the Cathedral,one of most importants in Spain,built between 13th-14th in Gothic style.,has some interesting museums,and 1.800 sq. of policromed glasses,in the beautiful High Windows.
Here you can see a detail of these High Windows.
Favorite thing: Not far from the Cathedral starts the area called Old Town of Leon.You'll find some narrow streets and a few interesting things to see.Don't miss a visit to Leon's Parlament Building,there are also some guided tours and in English available aswell.Walking by the old and new cities you'll find also some rotundas or squares with a nice fountain on it like this one.
There is a place in the old town called "Barrio Humedo" (Wet Quarter) it is named this name because the numerous bars and restaurants that you can find walking by the narrow streets.This is a very nice place of the city to try some of the Spanish Tapas or a nice meal,you'll find a lot to choose from!!.
SAN MARCOS SQUARE
Favorite thing: The first thing that you'll see when you leave the Park of Condesa de Sagasta is this beautiful building of Parador de San Marcos,it is located in the square of same name,is a nice and big square,at the end of the building you'll find a smaller one,don't miss a visit there is Leon Museum.
PARADOR DE SAN MARCOS
Favorite thing: This beautiful reinassance building,it was an old monastery,after a big refurbrishing,now it is one of best hotels in the city.If you have the chance ,will be a very good idea to stay here during your visit to Leon.
PASEO DE LA CONDESA DE SAGASTA
Favorite thing: Visit this beautiful Park: Paseo de la Condesa de Sagasta,next to Bernesga river.This beautiful and huge park starts in the old town folowing the river and finished on San Marcos Square where is located the Parador.Is a nice place also to have a break or to take some good pictures.
Favorite thing: This is another nice building located at Cathedral Square.This huge and nice square has also other nice buildings to see,as the one I show you on the picture.Around the square you'll find also some shops,and cafeterias,this is a nice place to have a break and have some rest and a drink.
Favorite thing: This is one of largest and most beautiful Cathedrals in Spain.Of course if you are visiting Leon,you must to see the Cathedral.It has the most beautiful and colorful stained glasses of all the Cathedrals in Spain. Also it has a very nice and interesting museum,there are some guided tours available.
Favorite thing: Leon was founded as a roman military camp of the Legio VII Gemina.
There is not much roman rests left, as it was just a military base, but still some tombs remain. You can see most of them in the cloister of the San Marcos Parador.
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Favorite thing: There are many cloisters in Leon, as there are many convents and monasteries around. I like them specially as they are oasis of peace and tranquility and I like the central courtyard with those plants and fountains.
This one is in the San Marcos Monastery in Leon city.
Favorite thing: 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.
Favorite thing: In the old towns of the Leon province you can find really old buildings, made of brick and stone. Like the one where this sign was, in the little village named Castrillo de los Polvazares, near the capital. This is what is written there:
Made by Francisco Crespo in 1795"
- Historical Travel
Favorite thing: It's one of the most important gothic cathedrals in Spain. Really interesting visit, just in the center of the city.
Fondest memory: What I like the most of León is BARRIO HUMEDO: it's where you can take wines and eat typical dishes of the region.
- Historical Travel
wander around the streets of...
Favorite thing: wander around the streets of the old town and discover its many wonders: - Basilique San Isidoro (picture) with incredible Medieval paintings - The Plaza Mayor, - Gaudí's Botines palace, - The old city wall...
Fondest memory: Going out with friends in the Barrio Húmedo.