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.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed popping into one of the parks…
Walls around Leon
And I loved walking around the walls!
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
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!