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10 Mar Holy Week of León, an artistic jewel

 

The Holy Week of León, declared of International Tourist Interest, and whose origins go back to the XVI century, is impressive. 16 brotherhoods come out carrying beautiful carvings by the artists Juan de Juni, Juan de Ancheta, Gaspar Becerra, Gregorio Fernández or Luisa Roldán, among others, turning the streets of León into an open-air museum.

There are also five Processional Ways of the Cross and a Lyric-Passion Round. It is highly recommended to see the Round and Procession of the Steps, which departs on Holy Thursday at dawn or the Procession of the Steps, on the morning of Good Friday or the Procession of the Encounter, on Easter Sunday.

In addition to the importance of Holy Week, León is a city worth visiting and tasting (it is the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2018). Its historical center, its cathedral, the Casa Botines de Gaudí (Neo-Gothic building with modernist influences), the Palacio de los Guzmanes (16th-century Renaissance palace), the old San Marcos Convent (now a Parador). and in it Francisco de Quevedo was imprisoned, where he wrote some of his works), the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro of the eleventh century, the MUSAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León), the Plaza del Grano, the Plaza Mayor, the Walls of León and, of course, the Barrio Húmedo and the Barrio Romántico (where you will find many bars where tapas and go of cañas or wines) are some of Leon’s main heritage gems. Do not stop enjoying them.

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