The market day in Leon

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Saturday morning dawned somewhat grey – the first greyish day we had seen, but it was the market day in Leon and off we went! The produce in the market is amazingly good – we don’t see goods of this … Continued

The Basilica of San Isidoro

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I loved the Basilica of San Isidoro and popped in several times at the end of the day. It is situated next to, and attached to, the Roman Walls, on the site of a Roman Temple and in a quiet, … Continued

The Cloister of Leon Cathedral

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The Cloister of Leon 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 Cathedral of Leon

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We settled into a very comfortable AirBnB just ten minutes from the centre of ‘old’ Léon – comfortable beds, hot water, good cooking facilities, chairs, and fast wifi – and set off to begin our week in the city with … Continued

Our road from Potes to Leon

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I was sad to leave the area of Potes; we had spent only four very enjoyable nights in the nearby village of Cambarco, in good weather, and I loved it. The scenery was grand, the air smelt good, it was … Continued

Lebena & Frama and churches 1,000 years old

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At the Monastery at San Toribio I saw a map with the names of monasteries and churches in the surrounding areas. We were staying in Cambarco and nearby there were important monasteries, so off we went to explore! Lebeña and … Continued

Romanesque Church near Potes in the Picos

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Santa Maria Real de Piasca is a Romanesque Church near Potes in the Picos de Europa. There seemed to be many churches, monasteries, and hermitages in the area around Potes and we had time to visit three.

The Mediaeval town of Potes in the Picos de Europa

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Potes is a small town in the far east of the Picos de Europa Natural Park in northern Spain. It lies in a valley with two rivers running through the town: the Quiviesa, and the main river, the Deva. Potes was an … Continued

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