"Leon" Top 5 Page for this destination León by pfsmalo
León Travel Guide: 143 reviews and 255 photos
A beautiful city, Leon, with its wide avenues and open spaces, pedestrian zones and the river Bernesga providing shaded walks along its banks, always gives one the impression of being able to breathe.
Founded in 68 A.D. by the Romans, and called Legio Septime, the modern name, Leon is derived from that, the city played an important role in assuring the movement of gold from Las Medulas.
Once again the "Camino de Santiago" passes through here so no surprise to see loads of people walking around with rucksacks and pilgrims batons.
The plaza Mayor, with its lovely arcades and town hall gives on to lots of little nooks and crannies to explore in the old centre of Leon.
Looking up at the ex- Convent of San Marcos (now transformed into a hotel).
Without the feeling of being hemmed in the plaza has a very intimate feel to it. A real centre of town, little... more travel advice
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