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  The main facade with its 3 doors.
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  • The main facade with its 3 doors. - León
      The main facade with its 3 doors.
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  • Top of the south tower aka the "Clocktower". - León
      Top of the south tower aka the "Clocktower".
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  • The cathedral seen from calle LaPaloma. - León
      The cathedral seen from calle LaPaloma.
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This cathedral, the only one in Spain to have adopted "French gothic style", very similar to the Reims cathedral by the shape as to the Amiens and Chartres cathedrals in height, was started in the 1250's and took around 150 years to finish. It is built on the site of an old Roman baths that became a palace 800 years later. It is also known as the "House of light - Pulchra Leonina" and has over 1,800 sq. metres of stained glass windows.
Open every day and entrance is free. Sometimes during the services the cloisters are closed.

Address: plaza de Regla
Directions: In the centre of town.
Phone: 987 875 770
Website: http://www.catedraldeleon.org

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2008
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