La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, Leon

4.6
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon dates back a millenium, although it has been rebuilt since then. Within the church is a pantheon serving as the burial place to some dozens of members of Spanish royalty from centuries past. Be sure to look up at the ceiling frescos in this royal tomb. Relics from Saint John the Baptist and Saint Pelayo are on display, as well as the remains of San Isidoro. The museum is sure to interest history buffs, with medieval ivories, fabrics, and codices, as well as a Visigothic Bible. Look up at the facade to see a statue of Saint James the Moor Slayer mounted on horseback. Put La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon and other Leon sightseeing planning tool attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We arrived on Dec. 24th at 1:30 pm, we had to join a spanish tour, (we don't speak spanish) we didn't have the feeling of being welcomed at all, the guide and her colleague gave us very succinct...  more »
  • We enjoyed seeing the important treasures at the San Isidore museum. You must take the tour. We accidentally arrived late and got onto the Spanish tour. They did have printed materials to help with....  more »
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  • Expecting the Basilica to be larger than the cathedral. No it smaller and more on the simpler side. There are nice side chapels. Also no charge to see and rest in contemplation for a while.
  • I attended the 7 PM "pilgrim service". The service of course was all in Spanish, but there no booklets to follow. The sermon was far too long, especially since a fair number of people didn't understand a word that he said. After the 40 minute service, he asked the pilgrims to come to the front (in Spanish ), but once we were there, he greeted and spoke to us in English. He handed out two leaflets, a prayer in Spanish and some history in our language of choice.
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