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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

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Address: Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is

mythical...

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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A visit with guide is a must. No other option I think, so check the hours. The mural was amazing, it is more than a thousand years old.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pamplona
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Pamplona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit with guide is a must. No other option I think, so check the hours. The mural was amazing, it is more than a thousand years old.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can tour de museum next to the church at certain times only. Do not miss it, there are a few interesting treasures to be found and the archeologue/guide is very funny and interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Americans we knew there could easily be a language barrier when it came to touring the best things to see in Leon. We were prepared for that. I have a minimal amount of Spanish, and our son with whom we were visiting has enough to function and communicate. We entered the gift shop of the Pantheon, to engage a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The content of the museum is essential to understand the foundations of Spain. Very well preserved and documented pieces of the Romanic and the old Leon and Castille Kingdoms.

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Leon, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is the most important place of Leon, hiding all the most important treasures of the Christian early era.

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Thank macumoran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The tour cost 10€ for two people and was definitely worth the money. The only bad thing is that you can't take pictures of any of the items, even without using flash. They run Spanish and English language tours, that last an hour and given you some time to explore the last bit of the exhibition by yourself. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Old romanic church with a beautiful Cloister with really marvellous romanic fresco paintings. The church and its museum are not far away from the Cathedral so it is possible to walk between the two places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This museum is worth visiting for the building alone. The murals are really well preserved. To see the old books in the library is fascinating. There is a tour in English at 11am which we missed as we had another tour then.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful space enriched with history. A must to visit. I particularly like the bottom part. Where many noble people were buried. Gorgeous 13th century murals on the ceiling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The church itself is interesting and it claims to have the actual Holy Grail - yes the real one, according to a recent book by two Spanish academics (so Indiana Jones and the Nazis were wasting their time it was in Spain all along!).

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