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Museo de Leon

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Address: Plaza de Santo Domingo, 8. 24002, Leon, Spain
09:00 - 10:00
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Sun 09:00 - 10:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

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At only one Euro it is worth paying this museum a visit. It charts the history of León and the surrounding area through the ages by means of interesting exhibits and information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a retired history museum professional. This museum is one of the best I've seen. Provides an interesting, lively, presentation of regional history in a simple way without simplifying a complex history. Beautifully illustrated by a great artifact collection. Covers pre-history to present. If coin exhibit still n lower level, don't miss it explains the evolution of money more engaging... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

At only one Euro it is worth paying this museum a visit. It charts the history of León and the surrounding area through the ages by means of interesting exhibits and information boards in English and Spanish. If you are only going for the city view you may be disappointed as it is only 3 floors up and the view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

So there are temporary and permanent exhibits on several floors. Artworks, artefacts and antiquities. I was pleased to see printed comentary in both Spanish and English. Lovely city views from the top floor.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Currently there is a small exhibit with Picasso and contemporaries that is worth seeing. The other floors focus on early Roman ruins and includes a very interesting exhibit of the medieval period. Takes a little over an hour and very worthwhile.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Was walking around Leon and made a brief stop at Museo de Leon, admission for free. Worth doing it when you are in Leon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Was a great experience, got to view how stones were used back in the days. Great collection of roman artifacts.

Thank Mahlon J
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We visited local museums in a number of cities including Leon and Oviedo. While the amount of information presented was limited, most of it was also in English. There were exhibits covering the Camino as well as other aspects of local history. The history was from both political and scientific perspectives. I sometimes wonder whether the tourist board or department... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Leon, since its Roman days, has held the pieces to much of mdoern Spain and its influences. The Museo de Leon can help you put those pieces together and better understand the pride you feel whilst walking the Calle Ancha and other parts of this city!

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visitted the museum on a Sunday when the entrance is free. The building is quite large and has several stories with exhibits from a long period. The higher you get the more modern it gets. Besides there was a temporary exhibition with the history of Spanish coins. The museum is filled with examples of what can be found after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

In the centre of town this museum has a lot to offer and is exceptionally well organised. It was free when we went in and you may find it useful in every town to ask the tourist office for details of times and fees for all museums because if you are in the place for a while you can organise... More 

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