León is a great city for tapas because it is one of the few that serves it free with every drink! The custom is to not stay in any one bar for long as each have their one or two specialities. If you want to stuff yourself for free but not get too drunk...order a small beer called a 'corto' and the tapas will arrive a couple of minutes later. Pay fairly quickly then it's off to the next bar!
*This custom is quite different to the other city where free tapas is commonplace, Granada. In Granada you are encouraged to stay in one bar for as long as possible by the knowledge the quality of your food will improve with each round. I prefer León's system because encourages the bars to cooperate with each other, offering more varied and interesting food.
The Thursday night before Good Friday the people of Leon hold the best annual march ever- The Drunkards Parade! It is very popular to start at midnight at the Cathedral, take part in the parade and stay out all night and stay up for the Good Friday marches which start very early in Plaza Mayor.
By the Hostel we stayed in Carrizo de la Ribera, there was a Monastery (S. XV) where the nuns sang Gregorian Chants every evening at 21:00.
It is a moving experience, in a little church, with just 2 persons from the village, all the church in darkness except 2 big candels and all those echoes sounding in the high ceilings.
The pic is not too good but I was afraid to bother...
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.