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León Travel Guide: 196 reviews and 493 photos

Breathing space.

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).

  • Last visit to León: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:47 AM

    Terrific photos you've assembled here..I enjoyed my little walkabout..Thanks...it certainly looks like you enjoyed some good sunshine here...great high contrast lighting for some amazing pictures of these architectural beauties!!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    It was after our trip via Valladolid up thru Portugal to S. de Compostela that I realised we really missed something by not including Leon!looks nice in your pages thanks.


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