The Palace of the Conde Luna is a 14th-century monument, built by Pedro Suárez de Quiñones and his wife Juana González de Bazán. In this palace was installed many years the court of the Inquisition. It was declared a historical monument in 1931. It has just been completely restored and is used as a temporary exhibition site.
Casa Botines or Casa Fernández and Andrés is a modernist-style building located in the Plaza de San Marcelo in León. Originally it was a commercial warehouse and private residence. Built and designed by architect Antoni Gaudí between 1891 and 1892. It is declared monument of Cultural interest of the Spanish heritage.
The Cathedral of León is a temple of Catholic worship, Episcopal sede of the Diocese of León, consecrated under the patronage of the Virgin Mary. Started in the 13th century, it is one of the great works of the Gothic style, of French influence. Known with the nickname of Pulchra Leonie, which means Bella Leonesa, it is in the way of Santiago. The Cathedral of León is known above all to bring to the extreme the «Dematerialization» of the Gothic art, that is to say, the reduction of the walls to its minimum expression to be replaced by colored stained glass, constituting one of the largest collections of stained glass Medieval world.
The Real Collegiate Basilica of San Isidoro, is a Christian temple located in the city of León. It is one of the most outstanding architectural ensembles of Romanesque style in Spain, for its history, architecture, sculpture, and the Romanesque luxury objects that have been preserved. It presents the peculiarity of having a royal pantheon located at the foot of the church, with Romanesque mural painting and original capitals, all of which makes it a unique piece of the Romanesque world of the time. It is an artistic historical monument since February 9th, 1910.
The official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Leon is a corporation of public law founded in the year 1907 on the initiative of a group of traders of León.
It has as represent and main mission defender of the general interests of the trade and the industry of our province.
The chamber is made up of all natural and juridical persons nationals or foreign companies that carry out commercial, commercial or industrial activities in the province of León.
The General foundation of the University of León and business is a private, non-profit teaching foundation dedicated to the promotion of culture, education and scientific and technical Research of the University of León, and its relations with society and businesses.
The 12th century Hospedería, rebuilt in the 16th century, was a prison (there suffered captivity Francisco de Quevedo), barracks of cavalry, hospital, and currently Parador Nacional.
It emphasizes its facade plateresque, in which Juan de Juni and Pedro Larrea intervened. They are of great interest also their church, of Gothic style, and the cloister.
San Marcos is the seat of the León museum, with remains and pieces of great historical-artistic value, including the Cristo de Carrizo, a spiritual figure of the 11th century, as well as objects of prehistoric, Roman and medieval art.
The Museum of León, the oldest and most nourished of the province, was founded from the nineteenth Disentailment and the origin of local archaeology.
It opened to the public in 1869 in the Convent of San Marcos and, since then, as the only state-owned museum in León, custody, increases, investigates and disseminates the movable cultural heritage in public hands, which belongs to all of us. One of its main functions is to offer a complete overview of the history, culture and heritage of its reference territory (the province of León) through the public domain goods procured in the field of archaeology, the history of art , ethnography and any kind of cultural and historical creation.
León Station is the main railway station of De León. It is a terminal and provisional character. It replaces from March 18, 2011 to the historical Station of the North, closed to the traffic by reason of the works that will imply the arrival of the high speed to the city.
The station is located next to the extension of Ordoño II Avenue and a few meters from the old station.
The Plaza de Toros de León, also known for several years as León Arena, is a bullring that was opened to the public in 1948. Currently belongs to the city of León. It has an area of 2,000 square meters and a capacity for 10,000 spectators. In the year 2000 a mobile glass dome was installed, which allows to organize events inside also during the autumn and winter months, thus becoming a modern sports venue.
The National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) is an organism dependent on Red.es and the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda. It has its official headquarters in the city of León (Spain) and maintains an office in Madrid.
INCIBE aims to develop the information society through innovation and development of projects related to national and international cybersecurity. It provides information, training and awareness of cybersecurity to different target audiences.
The University of León is a public university based in the city of León (Spain), and an additional campus in Ponferrada. It has 8 faculties (Faculty of Veterinary, Biological and environmental sciences, education, law, philosophy and arts and Sciences of the work, among others), 6 schools and two private centers attached distributed between the campuses of Vegazana and Ponferrada.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, also known by its acronym MUSAC, is located in the city of León (Spain). Created with the purpose of being a "museum of the present" or "Museum of the XXI Century", its collection and its exhibitions and activities are mainly aimed at covering the current art in its different manifestations.
La Trastienda del 13 prepares with mime each and every one of the dishes that serves. Current market cuisine with quality ingredients, combined in a succulent way, that comes to your hands as dishes to taste in the restaurant or as sophisticated tapas to share in the wine bar.
The river Bernesga is a river in northwestern Spain, a tributary of the right bank of the river is born in the Cantabrian Mountains and crosses from north to south the province of León. The BERNESGA passes through the city of León and has a length of 77 km.
The 'Picos de Europa' are a mountainous massif located in the north of Spain that belongs to the central part of the Cantabrian mountain range. Although not very extensive, its proximity to the sea makes it lavish in geographic accidents of great interest. Currently, the National Park of Picos de Europa is the second most visited national park in Spain, after the Teide National Park (Tenerife).
The Porma Reservoir is the third largest reservoir in the province of León, after Riaño, in the It's, and Bárcena in the Sil. Built by the Madrid-based engineer and writer Juan Benet, it is located in the municipal district of Boñar.
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