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Pension La Catedral
Leon 1,091 yd from city centre
Offering free WiFi throughout the property, Pension La Catedral is set in León, 1.2 km from Leon Cathedral and 2.6 km from...
Leon 416 yd from city centre
Situated in LeÃ³n, less than 1 km from San Marcos Convent, Hostal Londres features a shared lounge and views of the city....
Leon 1,276 yd from city centre
The hotel is situated on the edge of the residential area Eras de Renueva, in the immediate vicinity of the Museum Castilla...
Leon 371 yd from city centre
Hostal Alvarez offers a pet-friendly accommodation and storage service for bicycles in Leon. The property is located in the...
Leon 279 yd from city centre
Zentric Hostel is located in central León, just 150 metres from Casa de Botines. Set in a historic building, this bed and...
Hospederia Rincon De Leon
Leon 487 yd from city centre
Hospederia Rincon De Leon is located in the Leon City Centre district in León, 200 metres from Leon Cathedral. Hospederia...
Alda Centro León
Leon 120 yd from city centre
Alda Centro LeÃ³n Hostel is centrally located in LeÃ³n Old Town, 800 metres from LeÃ³n Cathedral and the main shopping...
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With a city population of 130,000 Leon is the bustling and thriving capital of the province of Leon. The city is situated in the north west of Spain, and it boasts a rich and varied history and culture that makes it a popular travel destination for many people across Europe and the world.
With a history of existence dating back as far as 29BC, it is fair to say that Leon is one of the most interesting and historic cities in the whole of Spain, and as a result, people flock to the destination every single year to experience that culture and history.
Something that really helps to maintain Leon’s reputation as a must-visit Spanish location is the fact that tourists are able to find a wide availability of cheap hotel accommodation across the city.
Neighbourhoods of Leon
Leon consists of 36 districts, but like all cities, the attractions feature in certain zones with the majority of the land area being residential and commercial: The main areas of interest for tourists are:
- Casco Antiguo: This is the most historical part of the city where you will find the majority of the architectural beauty of Leon. It should be the starting place of any proper day of sightseeing in the city.
- Barrio Humedo: The name translates to “wet district” and is famous throughout Spain for the amount of alcohol consumed here. Barrio Humedo is absolutely Leon’s main partying district with an estimated 100 -150 bars concentrated in a small area. You should head here if you are looking for a vibrant location that boasts the best nightlife and entertainment in the city.
- Downtown: Downtown Leon is the bustling heart of the city, the perfect location to people watch as you enjoy a day of shopping and eating in the bars and tapas places that line the streets.
What to see and do in Leon
Unsurprisingly, Leon is filled with lots of sights and attractions for tourists to enjoy. Some of the most popular and best-recommended suggestions are examples of fine architecture and include the Catedral de Leon with its stunning and iconic stained glass windows, the main square, the impressive Plaza Mayor, and the Convento de San Marcos.
Artistic attractions include the Casa Botines which is an Antoni Gaudi museum of art and architecture and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon which is a world famous avant-garde gallery.
What to eat in Leon
Leon enjoys a very rich and varied culinary culture. Some of the dishes that tourists absolutely must seek out include morcilla, which is a kind of blood sausage, empanadas which are a filled pastry turnover that is deep-fried, and the regional stew that usually consists of chickpeas, green beans, and lentils.
Typical events and festivals in Leon
There is always something to experience and enjoy in Leon, which some of the most popular events taking place across the year being the traditional Carnival celebrations that feature a week’s worth of street dance and merriment, the Festivities of San Juan and San Pedro held in late June that incorporate the summer solstice, and Festivity of San Froilan that showcases the city’s roots and culture going back to the middle ages.
How to move around in Leon
The recommended method of public transport in and around Leon is the regular and wide-reaching local bus network. This is a safe and simple form of travel for tourists and locals alike. Those who don’t want to rely on timetables to organise their days can instead opt for one of the many private taxi firms for more immediate travel options.
The climate in Leon
Leon is a city that enjoys a mild and warm climate all year round, but importantly it is also a city that experiences higher than average levels of rainfall in Spain. With average temperatures of around 11 degrees in the winter and 27 degrees in the summer, there is no doubt that the months of June to September are the most recommended for vacationing.