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León


San Isidoro Royal Collegiate Church in León


Contact details

Plaza de San Isidoro 4
24003  León  (Castile-Leon)
sanisidoro@sanisidorodeleon.org
www.sanisidorodeleon.org
Tel.:+34 987875088
Fax.:+34 987876162

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
León

León

Description

The Spanish Romanesque

The collegiate church is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Spain.

It was built on the foundations of an earlier church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist which was torn down in 988 by Al-Mansur. It was restored by Alfonso V; a new church was subsequently built by Ferdinand I and the relics of Saint Isidore and Saint Vincent were transferred there, making it particularly significant. The church was originally in the Asturian pre-Romanesque style and was later rebuilt in the full Romanesque style with three naves, and a sanctuary with three apses. One of these apses was removed when it was converted to the Gothic style.

Construction:
Collegiate church

Artistic period:
Romanesque

Historic period:
12th century, 11th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 01 to Apr 30
From Monday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00


Public holidays and Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
Only the museum is open to visitors


From May 01 to Jun 30
From Monday to Thursday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00


Friday, Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 20:00


Public holidays and Sunday
From 10:00 to 15:00

From Jul 01 to Sep 30
From Monday to Saturday
From 09:00 to 21:00

Public holidays and Sunday
From 09:00 to 15:00

Prices

General: €5
Admission free children under 12 years
Only the museum is open to visitors.

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