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-five kings and queens of León and many children are buried in this pantheon, which is one of the earliest examples of Romanesque art. This is illustrated by the sturdy columns crowned by capitals decorated with plant motifs reminiscent of Astu..
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
This is the only cathedral in Spain to have adopted the French taste for high, slender and light naves. The outstanding stained-glass windows illuminating the nave, and covering an area of 1 700m2, have compromised the strength of the building. The R..
Ancha, 18 E - 24003 León
Set in the old quarter of León, Hotel Spa Paris offers an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Guests have free use of the gym and a free 90-minute relaxation circuit in the spa. Rooms at this property feature classic-style dècor and come with parquet floors..
Cardiles, esquina El Pozo E - 24003 León
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 de Los Cubos, 6 E - 24007 León
Q!H León is set in the historic heart of León, opposite the cathedral and Roman walls. This small hotel offers stylish accommodation, with a spa and indoor poola at an extra cost and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is set in the city’s old town, a short walk ..
Ave María 2 E - 24007 León
This restaurant with a contemporary look occupies a building from the early part of the last century. The chef conjures up innovative cuisine based around two basic principles: culinary expertise and local products.
av. de los Cubos 32 E - 24007 León
Cardiles E - 24003 León
Los Cubos 8 E - 24007 León
This restaurant offers minimalist-style cuisine that is avant-garde and innovative in feel. It has a delightful fusion of local and Thai flavours in which the chef's personality shines through.
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.
Regidores 9 E - 24003 León
A family business with a rustic atmosphere typical of León, run by the third generation of the same family. Enjoy traditional cuisine that includes classic dishes such as cod 'a la bodega' and interesting set menus.