Get to know the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro, one of the great jewels of Romanesque art in Spain. A very complete guided tour in which we will discover in detail this architectural jewel of our city, you will not regret it.
Our Leonese guide will make you discover the most Monumental Lion, a guided tour that combines two of our most important monuments, such as the Convent of San Marcos de León and the Basilica of San Isidoro.
In the first part, you will know its history, the artists who built and decorated them, the famous people who inhabited it, the multiple uses it had after the expulsion of the friars in the 19th century, its curiosities and legends, as well as the treasures that he still keeps this convent. Being today, the National Tourism Parador, its façade is a majestic work of the Spanish Renaissance.
And in a second part, the Basilica of San Isidoro, awaits us after a beautiful walk to the historic center. It was chosen as a place of eternal rest by a good number of members of the Leonese royal family whose bodies rest in the Royal Pantheon where the best set of Romanesque paintings in Spain is preserved, known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Romanesque”.
In addition, you will be able to discover ancient stories and legends linked to this monastery, as well as why the one known as the Chalice of Doña Urraca is considered by some researchers as the “Holy Grail”.
Book this tour now and live a unique and unrepeatable experience!
The start of the visit is in the Plaza de San Marcos, at the height of the statue of El Peregrino. Our guides will go with a RED umbrella / jacket with our company name, Leonesa Tours (Guided Tours).