Contact details

Plaza Regla s/n
24003  León  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 987875770
Fax.:+34 987241216



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The great Gothic cathedral

Over the centuries the cathedral of Leon has undergone successive restorations in which a number of famous architects have participated.

Ordoño II built the temple on the site of his royal palace as a show of gratitude for defeating the Moors at the battle of San Esteban de Gormaz. His remains were buried there. Alfonso V was crowned in this building in 999. The Infanta Doña Urraca, daughter of Fernando I, favoured the construction of a new building in brick and masonry, with three naves terminating in apses. The stained glass in the Cathedral is from the 13th through to the 20th century, and covers an area of 1,765 square metres. Under its floor there are Roman hippocausts which made it difficult to set the foundations of the pillars and caused water filtration.

  • Construction: Cathedral
  • Artistic period: Gothic
  • Historic period: 15th century, 13th century
  • Setting: San Marcos, Roman walls, Palace of Count Luna, San Marcelo Square, Bullring, Los Guzmanes Palace.

Practical information


  • From Oct 01 to Apr 30
  • From Monday to Saturday From 09:30 to 13:30 From 16:00 to 19:00
  • Public holidays and Sunday From 09:30 to 14:00
  • From May 01 to Sep 30
  • From Monday to Friday From 09:30 to 13:30 From 16:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday From 09:30 to 12:00 From 14:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday From 09:30 to 11:00 From 14:00 to 20:00
  • From Oct 01 to Dec 31
  • From Monday to Saturday From 09:30 to 13:30 From 16:00 to 19:00
  • Sunday From 09:30 to 14:00


  • General: €5
  • Reduced: €4
  • Children: Admission free


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