The Cloister of Leon Cathedral

The Cloister of Léon Cathedral is accessed from the outside, from the Calle Guzmán el Bueno, and, just like the interior, it was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Built in the 14C, it is also very big.

The floorplan of the Cathedral & Cloister, Leon (wikipedia)

The floorplan of the Cathedral & Cloister, Leon (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Leon_catedral_planta.png)

Calle de Guzman el Bueno

In the Cloister of Leon Cathedral

The ceiling in the Cloister of Leon Cathedral

The ceiling in the Cloister of Leon Cathedral

Statues in the Cloister are apparently taken from the West Door of the cathedral and were removed during ‘restoration’.

The Cloister of Leon Cathedral

The Cloister of Leon Cathedral

In the Cloister of Leon Cathedral

In the Cloister of Leon Cathedral

In the Cloister of Leon Cathedral

There are the remains of wall paintings in the Cloister and these were apparently done by Nicolás Francés from 1459 onwards. He was also responsible for the original great altarpiece, some of which remains in today’s altarpiece.

Wall paintings in the Cloister of Leon Cathedral

Chapel in one of the alcoves in the Cloister

Between the Cloister and the church is the Chapel of St Theresa (no.9 on the plan above), but I can’t find any further information on the internet – odd. And a remarkable door into the Cathedral.

The Chapel of St Theresa

The nearby door into the Cathedral

Carvings on the nearby door into the Cathedral

Carvings on the nearby door into the Cathedral

There is also a museum in the buildings around the Cloister with many interesting items, but photography is not allowed. A pity, and I don’t really understand why not. Do visit!

Further information
Lots of details about the Cathedral
The development of the Cathedral and Cloister
The gargoyles of the Cathedral
Nicolás Francés (1424-68)