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San Marcos convent

  • Façade of the convent of San Marcos, today a Parador hotel © Turespaña

    Façade of the convent of San Marcos, today a Parador hotel © Turespaña





Siglos XVI - XVIII 16th-18th centuries


Plaza San Marcos s/n
24002 León
León, Castile-Leon

Telephone+34 987237300

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A convent-hospital for pilgrims.

It is a Parador hotel today. It also serves as a venue for some of the city's social events.

Having been used as a hospital to attend to pilgrims on the Way of Saint James, explains to some extent why some of the statues on the Plateresque-style façade of San Marcos convent, along with some medallions, depict Jacobean themes. A large part of these statues honour the universal monarchy of Charles I. The convent church has a Latin cross ground plan. Designed by Juan de Badajoz el Mozo, the sacristy boasts 3 stellar vaults. Moreover, he is the author of the medallions that decorate the Renaissance and Baroque cloister, also home to the floral decoration of Juan de Juni.

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Jan 11, 2018 to May 11, 2018


Auditorio Ciudad de León - León
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Procession with floats and people. Easter week in León © Turespaña

Mar 25, 2018 to Apr 1, 2018

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Mar 29, 2018 to Mar 30, 2018

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