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Absolutely stunning chapel

One has to take a guided tour, but here there are English language tours. The entrance fee is worth... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Katrien S
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Ghent, Belgium
Tour of museum & frescos outstanding

Leon is a city with some gems, but be prepared to walk through streets covered in graffiti to get... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Paula N
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Heathfield
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

One has to take a guided tour, but here there are English language tours. The entrance fee is worth every cent. The guide spoke very good English, although she had trouble understanding some of the questions. The information given on the tour is very interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Leon is a city with some gems, but be prepared to walk through streets covered in graffiti to get to them. The Romanesque Basilica is good but nowhere up to the jaw-dropping standard of Poitiers in France. However, the museum for which you pay extra...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

5 euros for a guided visit to see the cáliz of Doña Urraca, the holy grial, the amazing Panteon and more!! What! It is so worthy! Beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived 5 minutes late for the English speaking tour but it was not an issue and we were allowed to you. The guide was the delightful Enrique who was so pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. He made the tour come alive and was an excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A very nice tour. Staff helped my wide, in a wheelchair, to enter the pantheon. She got a private tour in English. Very nice to visit. Claim they might have the Holy Grail ... Nice story ...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

First visit the church, and then the museum. Lots of things to see. Of course, the tombs and the frescos are worth a visit in their own rights. But the discovery of what just might be the holy grail makes a visit to this museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Niels Chr. J
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

You can’t tell how great of an attraction this is from the outside. There’s some fantastic wall murals. Well worth the five euros. There is a guided English tour in the morning and then one in the afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stanley M
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Constant Companion and I had looked forward to visiting San Isidoro Museum and Church. An 11th century Romanesque Church is free to enter but the real treat is the Museo. We arrived early and were told that there was an English speaking tour in an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank robertbJ1150ZS
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

After touring the basilica this was a treat - walking through the cloister of the basilica which has an excellent museum - which we had by guided tour. Original frescos that have not been touched for centuries, books dating from 11th century and later from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bjnomads
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The tours in English are infrequent, but well worth the wait, it was the highlight of Leon for us.The guide was good, and answered questions fully as well as giving a thorough explanation on the tour.

Date of experience: June 2018
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mrea2016
30 September 2017|
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Response from Diana O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. Maybe go to the website for the Museo.
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1 February 2015|
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Response from Cesar L |
It is a tribute to the builders of cathedrals whose name we do not know. Thanks to all the work that artists leave their works beauty and many messages in our cities.
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