Lingering in Leon for a week

I am reluctant to leave Léon, which is probably obvious! I was sad to leave after staying there for a week, and I am equally sad to stop talking about it and leave the photographs alone! However, I need to move on so these are the last thoughts on lingering in Leon for a week, for the moment.

Cathedral in Leon

The Cathedral drew my attention every day as I walked into the town. It is a vast building, dominating the square in the middle of the old town; sadly one has to pay to visit.

The Cathedral in Leon
The Cathedral in Leon
The Cathedral in Leon
The Cathedral and the Cathedral Square in Leon
The Bishop's Palace in Leon
Inside the Bishop’s Palace, opposite the Cathedral

Streets in Leon

There is a warren of streets behind the Cathedral which lead to the Basilica of San Isidoro. Shops, cafés, bars abound in this part of the town which has a friendly atmosphere and it is easy to spend time here, lingering in Leon.

A road along the walls in Leon
The road along the walls, and the Cathedral in the background
Behind the Cathedral in Leon
Behind the Cathedral
Plaza Torres de Omana in Leon
Plaza Torres de Omana
Plaza Torres de Omana in Leon
Plaza Torres de Omana
In the Calle Serranos in Leon
In the Calle Serranos
In the Calle Serranos in Leon
In the Calle Serranos
Santa Marina la Real in Leon
Santa Marina la Real

Basilica of San Isidoro

While I loved wandering in the streets, the wonderful tranquillity of the Basilica of San Isidoro drew me back more than once.

The Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon
The Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon

Squares in Leon

If you walk in the opposite direction from the Cathedral you can visit the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza San Martin, and on to the Plaza Del Grano. 

The Plaza Mayor, Leon
The Plaza Mayor, Leon
In the Plaza de San Martin, Leon
In the Plaza de San Martin, Leon
The Plaza del Grano in Leon
The Plaza del Grano, Leon

The Parks

I enjoyed popping into one of the parks…

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Walls around Leon

And I loved walking around the walls!

Churches!

Around almost every corner of Léon there is a church, convent, or monastery. But sadly they are often only open for Church Services, when it didn’t feel right to intrude as a visitor with a camera.

But I was always drawn back to the Basilica of San Isidoro

The Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon
The Basilica of San Isidoro

I loved lingering in Leon for a week and now it really is time to leave and move on. What a wonderful week it had been!