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Best Free Tours in Leon

Leon consistently appears on all lists of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Its spectacular gothic architecture, delicious cuisine and fun nightlife have made the city a fantastic tourist destination in northern Spain. Why don't you come to explore one of the best cultural capitals of the Iberian Peninsula with Free Walking Tours in Leon? In the Essential Leon City Tour, you will spend a great day with a local guide and a small group of travelers; you will visit the most important monuments of the old town, hear about local food and listen to surprising historical anecdotes. Of course, one of the most popular Free Tours in Leon is the Free Myths and Legends Tour, which takes place at night. It is a fun experience where you will hear about the four ghosts that walk through the Cathedral at night, discover legends from ancient Roman times and much more.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Leon

On the Leon Free Walking Tours, you will learn how this beautiful city was founded as a Roman settlement, became the capital of a kingdom during the Middle Ages, and flourished culturally and economically thanks to its location on the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James). Its world-famous Cathedral, affectionately known as the 'Pulchra leonina', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another of the best monuments you will see on the Free Tours in Leon is the Basilica of San Isidoro, called "the Romanesque Sistine Chapel". Another must-visit landmark is the Convent of San Marcos, a marvelous Renaissance building where you can even stay for the night, since today it has been repurposed as a luxurious inn. In addition, Leon is home to Casa Botines, one of the few buildings built by Antoni Gaudi (the great master behind the Sagrada Familia) outside of Catalonia.

Things to Do in Leon

Leon is a perfect destination for all types of tourists: couples who want to enjoy a romantic holiday, foodies, architecture enthusiasts, and groups of friends looking to have a fun weekend. After spending one day sightseeing in the old town, travelers might want to give local food a try. Some of the most popular dishes in the region are ‘cecina’, 'morcilla' and 'cocido maragato'. To find the best eateries, head to the Barrio Humedo, one of the meccas for food and party lovers in Spain. On the other side of Calle Ancha, you will find the Romantic Quarter, the new hot spot in the city, with a great restaurant and leisure offer. The MUSAC is one of the most important contemporary museums in Spain and always hosts interesting exhibitions. Are you an outdoorsy traveler? Leon offers wonderful hiking opportunities. Our favorite is the Senda del Arcediano, an ancient Roman road that linked Asturias and Leon.

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