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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon

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Address: Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 Leon, Spain
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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is

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New book claims precious goblet in Leon's San Isidro basilica is

mythical chalice from which Christ sipped at last supper

Burial place of 40 kings, queens and princes of Leon and Castile, with 12th century romanesque frescoes.

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An astonishing romanic jewel

Old romanic church with a beautiful Cloister with really marvellous romanic fresco paintings. The church and its museum are not far away from the Cathedral so it is possible to... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Old romanic church with a beautiful Cloister with really marvellous romanic fresco paintings. The church and its museum are not far away from the Cathedral so it is possible to walk between the two places.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This museum is worth visiting for the building alone. The murals are really well preserved. To see the old books in the library is fascinating. There is a tour in English at 11am which we missed as we had another tour then.

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Vancouver
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful space enriched with history. A must to visit. I particularly like the bottom part. Where many noble people were buried. Gorgeous 13th century murals on the ceiling.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The church itself is interesting and it claims to have the actual Holy Grail - yes the real one, according to a recent book by two Spanish academics (so Indiana Jones and the Nazis were wasting their time it was in Spain all along!).

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Spent an hour or so here, having booked a our with English commentary. Knowledgeable and friendly guide who took us through the museum, giving salient historical details.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were lucky to turn up here just as a tour was about to start in English. This was excellent as the museum has some fascinating objects. Well worth checking out when English tours are available f you don't understand much Spanish. Although the guide gave good explanations you get so much more from the museum if you already know... More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

So glad we visited this. It it seeped in history with Roman architecture as well as 12 century and more. I especially loved seeing the chalice that was owned by a member of the royalty and is said to be the chaice of the Last Supper. Whether that is historically accurate or not (it's disputed), the chalice is a lovely... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A real highlight. Not to be missed. Fantastic books in a very old building with outstanding murals. Staffed by great explainers.

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Taree, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The main attraction of this building is the ancient set of frescoes in the ceiling of one section of the museum. They are in very good and original condition. Also worth seeing are the many beautiful items in the museum which date back 1300 years.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Several very old artifacts f.e. 11c silver relique-box, wooden box with ivory carvings from New Testament, 12c cup/chalice with precious gems, 12c pantheon with fresco's. Take the guided tour as it provides the anecdotes and explanations

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