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Catedral de León

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day32

    Leon

    May 19 in Spain

    Tonight and tomorrow we will stay in Leon, resting up for the last 200 miles. We’ll devote tomorrow to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral.

    The past few days have been easy walks with few climbs. We passed the halfway point at Sahagun, where we celebrated with KitKats!

    Each church steeple, and other high places, seems to have a resident stork. We can see the little ones in the nests and we often hear the parents clacking over their babies.

    We also passed a boot graveyard today, out in the middle of nowhere.

    We still see some of the same folks we’ve been walking with for several weeks, including a young photographer for the Miami Dolphins who’s here on special assignment.

    And we’ve eaten many of the French bread sandwiches, called bocadillos, a staple of the pilgrim diet, along with fried eggs and Spanish tortilla (a potato, egg and cheese pie).
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  • Day32

    How we navigate

    May 19 in Spain

    How do you find your way across 500 miles of Spain, through villages, fields and cities? You pay attention and look for these —

    (Or you look for other pilgrims who seem to know where they’re going).

  • Day33

    Leon

    May 20 in Spain

    We’re enjoying our rest day in Leon, and this siesta thing is pretty nice! Our hotel is just outside the Cathedral, across the street from a hospital (good location?!).

    Leon Cathedral is so different from Burgos Cathedral, but beautiful in its own way. Burgos had more intimate spaces, while Leon is vast, airy, and alive with what seem like acres of stained glass.

    It was built in the 13th century and by the 1850s it was falling apart; sections of the vaulted roof collapsed. Repair work took 50 years, and all of the stained glass windows had to be removed, stored in boxes, and then replaced.

    These pics really don’t do it justice, but hope you enjoy them.
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  • Day25

    León, Spain

    September 11, 2016 in Spain

    I've been wondering who paints all the yellow arrows that guide the way on the Camino. As I was leaving León this morning I found one arrow painter at work.
    And here are some examples of arrows that I've seen along the way. It can be unpredictable as to where to look for the arrows. They are on the road, on rocks, on lamp poles and sides of buildings.Read more

  • Day22

    Leon

    July 10, 2015 in Spain

    Dags att checka in på ett härbärge som drivs av nunnorna vid Monesteria Santa Maria. Mässa kl 19 och välsignelse kl 21.30. Har tvättat och duschat. Besök i León Katedral. På kvällen hoppade vi pilgrimsmenyn. Jag tog morcilla (blodkorv) och Måns åt revben.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Catedral de León, Catedral de Leon

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