What to see in Leon
In Regla Square is the Episcopal Palace of Leon, which dates back to the 17th century. It is a splendid construction that has undergone a series of profound renovations including interesting additions. The most notable of these is its exquisite patio, paved with stones from Leon.
Its original architectural design preserved interesting elements that have now disappeared. Among them was the cube of the wall that solidly supported the northeast corner of the palace, as well as the 13th-century passage that linked the palace to the cathedral and that was demolished in 1910.
Among the most notable is its main façade of unmistakable Spanish-Flemish style typical of the 16th century, with a square arch lowered using a type of alfiz arising from simple corbels.
On the other hand, the façade near the conciliar seminary has a Baroque style. Its beautifully decorated balcony appears above the pediment and is part of the natural composition of the door.
The cloister of the Episcopal Palace is comprised of a colonnade made of stone with smooth and strong shafts. In addition to its rich decoration, the Episcopal Palace presents a series of beautiful elements that decorate the hallway, the cloister and the rooms, all of them coming from other places in the Leonese diocese.