Lingering in Leon

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, for the moment.

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 and the Cathedral Square in Leon

Inside the Bishop’s Palace, opposite the Cathedral

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.

The road along the walls, and the Cathedral in the background

Behind the Cathedral

Plaza Torres de Omana

Plaza Torres de Omana

In the Calle Serranos

In the Calle Serranos

Santa Marina la Real

The wonderful tranquillity of the Basilica of San Isidoro drew me back more than once.

The Basilica of San Isidoro

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

In the Plaza de San Martin

The Plaza del Grano

The Plaza del Grano

I enjoyed popping into one of the parks…

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And I loved walking around the walls!

Around almost every corner there is a church, convent, or monastery. They are often only open for Church Services, when it didn’t feel right to intrude as a visitor.

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

The Basilica of San Isidoro

And now it really is time to leave and move on. What a wonderful week it had been!