5 top things to do in Leon

5 top things to do in Leon



eón is a place that deserves more than one visit. It’s the perfect spot for a quiet weekend, a charming after-dinner conversation, a pleasurable walk to discover its rich and exuberant architecture. Besides these assets, tons of pilgrims choose León for starting el camino de Santiago, one more reason to feel the city in other way!

From Marly Olé we make our 5 not to miss places if you want to see its most exclusive side:

  • Parador de León: erected in the 16th century, the former name was Hostal de San Marcos. Its facade is a marvelous work of art and now is used as a luxury hotel. Do not hesitate to grab a drink in its stunning bar or go dinner out in its restaurant.

  • 5 top things to do in Leon: Hostal San Marcos
    Parador of León (San Marcos Hostal) León, Spain.Photo by: Alceda

    5 top things to do in Leon

  • Barrio Húmedo: its peculiar name was given by different writers along the years but, essentially, it’s the best district for free tapas, paired with drinks. It’s a mandatory stop in any route in León, pour one more glass of wine, please!

    5 top things to do in Leon: San Martin Plaza
    San Martin Plaza (Barrio Húmedo) León, Spain.Photo by: Arturo Castro

    5 top things to do in Leon

  • Catedral de León: popularly called as pulchra leonina, it’s the main attraction in León. It was the first construction labeled as monument in Spain and we find a bunch of reasons to be entitled like this: the colorful window glasses are indelible similar those ones in Chartres.

  • 5 top things to do in Leon: Cathedral of Leon
    Cathedral of Leon. León, Spain.Photo by: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

    5 top things to do in Leon

  • MUSAC: Who says that modern and classical cannot coexist? This building gives a touch of colour to the city plus its hosts wonderful exhibitions inside during the whole year.

  • 5 top things to do in Leon: MUSAC
    MUSAC. León, Spain.Photo by: Ion Jaureguialzo Sarasola

    5 top things to do in Leon

  • Casa de los botines: the magic of Gaudí was spread along the country but León concentrates some beautiful artworks. The most famous one in the city is this building, initially designed as a block of flats. Guided tours run everyday to learn about this magnificent artist.

  • 5 top things to do in Leon: Casa de los Botines
    Casa de los Botines. León, Spain.Photo by: Xavi López

    5 top things to do in Leon

Do you want to visit León in a very exclusive way? We organize the best tour in this town to forget everything but enjoy and laugh!

Some exclusive activities you can do with Marly Olé in Leon:

Camino de Santiago, starting from Leon. 12 days/11 nights, 152 km.

Walk the Camino de Santiago with Marly Camino on the Exclusive French Way route.

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