Leon Holidays 2014

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In northern Castilla, in the north of Spain, the city of León holds many charms. A vast wealth of architectural delights, a charming and vibrant old town as well as a strong catholic heritage and a lively nighttime entertainment scene, the city has all and more than you could want from a Spanish city break.

Perfect Holidays in Leon

This proud city has much to offer those on holiday to León including an extremely evident history and a celebrated Catholic heritage.

  • What is a good city break without a spot of cultural education? Take a trip to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo where the museums collection will be as much a marvel, as the very building it is housed in.
  • Alternatively visit the Museo de León, four floors of Spanish history wonderfully articulated and attractively presented in both Spanish and English.
  • Visit the Convento de San Marcos for an amalgamation of spiritual and historical exhibits. Sandwiched between the Museo de León and the picturesque riverbank, this is where you will witness true León lifestyle in action.
  • For those adventurous family members, take the Camino de Santiago cycle route through traditional Spanish villages, past historical monuments and through beautiful landscapes.
  • If you’re looking for some classic mediteranian nightlife on your holiday to León then you wont be disappointed, as come evening the streets and cobbled plazas fill up with revelers and an electric atmosphere takes over the main city centre.

Top Attractions in Leon

  • Widely considered one of the best in Spain, León’s Cathedral, or Catedral is a must see. Complete with skyscraping towers and stunning interior décor the cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece.
  • A favorite of lowcostholidays is to simply wander the city’s streets and explore the many cobbled plazas it is home to. Plaza Mayor at the northeastern end of the old town is host to a bustling fruit and veg market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and dates back to the seventeenth century.
  • Indulge in unbeatable Spanish tapas. Pig out and don’t feel guilty!

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Places To Visit

Ponferrada is the capital of the region of El Bierzo, with its historic quarter sitting below a castle built by the Knights Templar, dating back to the twelfth century. For more examples of Gaudi’s architecture visit Astorga, which is also a very good place to sample local cuisine such as the Astorga lardy cakes.

The oldest neighbourhood in Leon is the Barrio Humedo, which is now also one of the liveliest areas with its tapas bars, shops and crowds.

Attractions

The Casa de Botines building was designed by Gaudi, and displays his trademark unusual gothic inspired architecture.

The City Walls of Leon were built in the first century BC, and enlarged in the third and fourth centuries AD and then reinforced in the fourteenth century AD. Built using boulders, stone and mortar, they include the Ponces Tower, Castle Gate and San Isidro’s tower. They are best viewed from Cercas Street.

Architecture

The Cathedral dates back to 1225 during the reign of King Alfonso the Wise, and the impressive 200 foot towers house over 125 stained glass windows, giving it a remarkably light, airy appearance. The Cathedral museum ha sa comprehensive collection of religious art and artefacts.