Cathedral of León (Spain)

Cathedral of Leon


The Cathedral of Leon, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary of Regla of Leon, is currently the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Leon. It received the declaration of Monument in Spain in 1844.

Its construction began during the 13th century at the height of the reconquest, with a clear French influence. Its walls were reduced to a minimum to emphasize its beautiful stained glass windows. That is why it is framed within the “dematerialization” style of the Gothic period. In fact, it is considered one of the most important temples in Spain built during that historical and architectural period.
 
In addition to having one of the most important collections of Medieval stained glass in the world, the Cathedral of Leon is considered a heritage treasure from its very foundations, as it was built on the ruins of ancient Roman baths.

Like every Gothic temple, the church presents a series of impressive artistic details of great meaning and value, such as its beautiful rose windows, its carved porticos and one of the oldest choirs in Europe, along with a sculptural ensemble of enormous beauty, among them, the image of the Virgin of Hope.

Another detail of enormous importance is the immense number of chapels, including the magnificent Chapel of the White Virgin. The chapel houses the original sculpture of the representation of this virgin since 1954 and represents the purest Gothic Leonese style.
   
 
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    A Coruña
    Alicante
    Almeria
    Barcelona
    Bilbao
    Burgos
    Caceres
    Cadiz
    Cordoba
    Girona
    Granada
    Huelva
    Leon
    Madrid
    Malaga
    Murcia
    Oviedo
    Palma
    Salamanca
    Santander
    Santiago
    Segovia
    Seville
    Toledo
    Valencia
    Valladolid
    Zaragoza