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León Cathedral

  • Exterior of León cathedral © Turespaña

    Exterior of León cathedral © Turespaña

  • Stained-glass windows in León cathedral © Turespaña

    Stained-glass windows in León cathedral © Turespaña

  

Category

Cathedral

Date

13th-15th centuries

Style

Gothic
Plaza Regla s/n
24003 León
León, Castile-Leon
León

Telephone+34 987875770

Fax+34 987241216

E-mailcatedral@catedraldeleon.org

Websitehttp://www.catedraldeleon.org

The great Gothic cathedral.

The cathedral of Leon has undergone successive restorations over the centuries in which a number of famous architects have participated.

Ordoño II built the temple on the site of his royal palace as a show of gratitude for defeating the Moors at the battle of San Esteban de Gormaz. His remains were buried there. Alfonso V was crowned in this building in 999. The Infanta Doña Urraca, daughter of Fernando I, favoured the construction of a new building in brick and masonry, with three naves terminating in apses. The stained glass in the Cathedral is from the 13th through to the 20th century, and covers an area of 1,765 square metres. Under its floor there are Roman hippocausts which made it difficult to set the foundations of the pillars and caused water filtration.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Oct 01 to Dec 31

Monday to Saturday

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

 

May 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Friday

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Jan 01 to Apr 30

Monday to Saturday

9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Sunday

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €6

Reduced: €5

Children: Free admission

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Exterior of León cathedral

Sep 21, 2017 to Nov 3, 2017

Festival

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León Cathedral International Organ Festival

León © Turespaña

Dec 6, 2017 to Dec 9, 2017

Concert / recital, Festival

León - León
Purple Weekend Festival

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Dec 25, 2017 to Dec 30, 2017

Children's activity, Festival

León
"City of León" International Magic Festival

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Mar 25, 2018 to Apr 1, 2018

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

León
Easter Week in León

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