Real Basílica de San Isidoro
Even older than León's cathedral, the Real Basílica de San Isidoro provides a stunning Romanesque counterpoint to the former's Gothic...
Casa de Botines
Antoni Gaudí's contribution to León's skyline is the castle-like neo-Gothic Casa de Botines (1893); the zany architect of Barcelona fame...
Come here to listen to legendary Papa Quijano a latino -rock crooner who has run this atmospheric bar since the 1970s. Dimly lit and...
El Picoteo de la Jouja
This intimate little bar has earned a loyal following for its concentration on traditional local tapas (try the six tapas for €13.50)...
Panteón Real information
Attached to the Real Basílica de San Isidoro, Panteón Real houses the remaining sarcophagi, which rest with quiet dignity beneath a canopy of some of the finest Romanesque frescoes in Spain. Motif after colourful motif of biblical scenes drench the vaults and arches of this extraordinary hall, held aloft by marble columns with intricately carved capitals.
The pantheon also houses a small museum where you can admire the shrine of San Isidoro, a mummified finger of the saint (!) and other treasures.
Abutting the southwestern corner of the basilica is a fragment of the former muralla (old city wall).