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Contact details

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

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
León

León

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Description

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

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Saturday
From 09:30 to 13:30
From 16:00 to 19:00


Sunday, Public holidays
From 09:30 to 14:00


Public holidays and Sundays
From 08:30 to 14:30
From 17:00 to 20:00

From Oct 01 to May 31
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, Public holidays
From 09:30 to 13:00
From 14:00 to 20:00


Public holidays and Sundays
From 08:30 to 14:30
From 17:00 to 19:00



Prices

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

Map


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