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Museo de Leon

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Good explanations

A very nice museum, going from prehistoric time to early nowadays, in 2 floors and about 6 rooms in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin v
via mobile
A good overview of the history of Leon

We spent between 1 and 2 hours at the museum. It covers 3 floors, a basement containing coins and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
David B
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El Barco de Avila, Spain
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Plaza Santo Domingo 8, 24002 Leon, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice museum, going from prehistoric time to early nowadays, in 2 floors and about 6 rooms in total. Local Leonese viewpoint, which makes it somewhat special. Nice views onto the city. For the most part also in English. Wheelchair accessible.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Entrance is free if over age 65, but otherwise only less than 2 Euros. The prehistory and Roman times were very well done with some good artifacts and video displays. There are some nice Roman mosaics. Most exhibits are explained in both Spanish and English,...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This museum offers a glimpse of Leon going back to Roman times. There are models of older towns/villas , interactive displays and a fair amount of "santiago" pieces given this town's history in the camino. Located on three floors not far from the Gaudi building...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We spent between 1 and 2 hours at the museum. It covers 3 floors, a basement containing coins and tombstones - the first floor containing exhibits on the prehistory and Roman era (which we found especially interesting) and then a floor covering the middle ages...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a beautiful museum in a modern building, the exhibits are wonderful, though English language explanations are sporadic. Well worth the small admission charge. You could easily spend a couple of hours here learning about the Roman era and the importance of Leon in...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It was a delight to find this place - a mixture of modern art and Roman mosaics! And the price was sure right - we even would have paid to see the exhibits. The mosaics were the best - beautiful colors. The museum was almost...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Worth the hour tour to see a building that A. Gaudi designed in Leon. The tour guide shows some of the unusual details that the architect included in the interior of the building, while making th exterior conform -mostly- to the other buildings which were...More

1  Thank Jeff1945
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We started in the basement, and were advised to sit and listen in a room full of monoliths. As we did, we were presented with the idea of life as a passage of time, with only those markers to signify our having been there. Well...More

1  Thank Celeste H
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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...More

2  Thank Matt78901
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...More

1  Thank CatherineH94
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