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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
+34 987 87 61 61
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Very impressive; if only photos were allowed

5€ to enter; guided tours only. No photography or video allowed. The tour lasted about 40 minutes... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
jaimeelsabio
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Maryland
Must see - 1000+ year old colourful ceiling, holy grail and much more

This was such a wonderful surprise! Tour organised as part of our Camino walk and it contained so... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Liane M
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Sarria, Spain
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.
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  • Average4%
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Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

5€ to enter; guided tours only. No photography or video allowed. The tour lasted about 40 minutes. The 11th century paintings on the ceiling along with seeing the Chalice of Dona Urraca, alleged to be the Holy Grail, were worth the admission.

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This was such a wonderful surprise! Tour organised as part of our Camino walk and it contained so many hidden treasures! What we were told was the real Holy Grail. A fresco painted over 1000 years ago - still with its original colours, a courtyard...More

Thank Liane M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Impressive historical place to visit and the guided visit was great. Some stairs if you have difficulties to walk

Thank xoubina
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a must visit in Leon. There are very beautiful old fresco and sculptured capitals. There are several caskets of royal families.

Thank Aurelia293
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is attached to a place of worship, but you need to go into the museum part to see the real gems. It is via guided tour so ask when you visit to get the right one for you.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

A visit with guide is a must. No other option I think, so check the hours. The mural was amazing, it is more than a thousand years old.

Thank Abrlie
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

You can tour de museum next to the church at certain times only. Do not miss it, there are a few interesting treasures to be found and the archeologue/guide is very funny and interesting.

Thank Judith N
Reviewed 8 March 2017

As Americans we knew there could easily be a language barrier when it came to touring the best things to see in Leon. We were prepared for that. I have a minimal amount of Spanish, and our son with whom we were visiting has enough...More

3  Thank LB K
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The content of the museum is essential to understand the foundations of Spain. Very well preserved and documented pieces of the Romanic and the old Leon and Castille Kingdoms.

Thank Javier P
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is the most important place of Leon, hiding all the most important treasures of the Christian early era.

1  Thank macumoran
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