Things to see and do - León
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León Travel guide
León : Michelin's recommendations
The former capital of the kingdom of León stands on the right bank of the Bernesga in the heart of the Meseta. The elegant Ordoño II and San Marcos avenues head away from the impressive Plaza de Toros and the San Marcos esplanade, converging in the historic centre, where the towers of the cathedral and the church of St Isidro, act as beacons for pilgrims. Leon’s bustling districts and maze of streets have a genuinely down-to-earth feel, especially the Barrio Húmedo.
Tourist attractions León : Things to see and do
Plaza de San Isidoro 4 E - 24003 León
Twenty three kings and queens and a large number of royal children are buried in this pantheon. It is one of the earliest examples of Romanesque art, as is illustrated by the short, thick columns crowned by capitals and decorated with plant motifs re..
Plaza de San Isidoro E - León
This ecclesiastical museum's collection is of considerable historical and artistic significance. Among its treasures are the reliquary of St Isidore (11C), a wood casket covered in hammered gold and silverwork; the Doña Urraca chalice composed of two..
pl. de la Regla E - 24007 León
It is the only cathedral in Spain to have adopted the French taste for tall, slender and light naves. The exceptional set of stained glass windows which illuminates the nave - an area of 1200m² - has jeopardised the strength of the whole building. Th..
Cardiles, esquina El Pozo E - 24003 León
Prix Prices from : 39 €
Just 200 metres from León Cathedral, Le Petit León offers charming rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The lively tapas bars of the Barrio Húmedo district are a 5-minute walk away. The modern Petit León features a stylish restaurant with an e..
Avenida Padre Isla, 1 E - 24002 León
Prix Prices from : 54 €
The Alfonso V Hotel has an excellent location in the commercial centre of León. The historic heart of the city is just a short walk away. The hotel combines classic style with modern decoration in its bright, comfortable rooms. Bedrooms are spacious..
Ancha, 18 E - 24003 León
This Hotel-Spa is situated right in the old quarter of town, in a pedestrianised area, just 50 metres from the popular Barrio Humedo where the cathedral and San Isidoro basilica are located. Guests have free use of the gym and a free 90-minute relaxa..
travesía Carnicería 5 E - 24003 León
This family-run business has become a classic favourite in the Barrio Húmedo district. It has a bar on the ground floor and a rustic-style dining room on the upper floor. Good quality produce is used.
Regidores 9 E - 24003 León
Intimate restaurant of rustic style with several rooms, two of which retain remains from the Roman wall in their interior walls. Menu typical of the area.
Padre Isla 1 E - 24002 León
av. de los Cubos 32 E - 24007 León
Las Campanillas 1 E - 24008 León
Located in one of León's newest districts, Cocinandos has a minimalist-contemporary dining room with an open-view kitchen. The creatively influenced cuisine is centred around a single tasting menu where dishes change on a weekly basis.
Santa Nonia 16 E - 24003 León
Business highly-rated in the town. Its dining rooms with a regional atmosphere, appropriate décor and rather cramped tables, offer you cuisine combining tradition and innovation.