LEÓN GUIDED TOUR
The tour starts by bus (if possible).The sightseeing by bus is useful to have a first contact with the city and also to visit the Convento de San Marcos. This XVIth century monument is one of the best examples of Spanish Renaissance. It was first conceived as a hospital and a shelter for pilgrims and it was located outside the old town.
We will continue towards the Plaza San Marcelo where we will start our walking tour. Around this area there is the “Botines House”, an outstanding building designed by the famous Catalan architect, Antonio Gaudí. Next to Gaudi’s building, there is another interesting monument, the Palacio de los Guzmanes.
Our next stop, Saint Isidoro’s Church, is one of the best examples of Romanesque art in Spain, and the perfect place to know about the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1993. After that, we will go towards the Cathedral, a masterpiece of the Gothic Style of the mid-13th century. The exterior is remarkable, but the interior is really impressive. It is highly recommendable to visit it! The stained glass windows bath the interior of the cathedral in a deep, colourful glow.
Finally, we will visit the Barrio Húmedo, a charming area, where you can find many bars and restaurants.