León is also a major university town—I know several American friends who studied abroad here—and a big center for getting free tapas with your drink order (read more at the blogs Gee, Cassandra and Restless Fork). Those bloggers have got the tapas action covered, so I’ll move on to other things (it’s worth mentioning, though, that my inner Texan did go wild over El Rebote’s jalapeño croquetas).
My inner architecture and history nerds also enjoyed León for its rich heritage of buildings and churches that span half a millennium of styles. Read on to learn what this city has to offer.
Casa de los Botines
|Casa de los Botines|
|Close-up of stonework|
Church of San Isidoro
|Frescoed ceiling from the Panteón de los Reyes|
Hostal de San Marcos
|Inside the church|
If you’ve been to León before, what else does the city have to offer besides great architecture? Which of these buildings most interests you? Tell me what you think below in the comments!
For more pictures, check out my album on Flickr.