Gate of León Castle

Interesting
Any discovery of León begins with its unique city gate preserved as part of the ancient and medieval walls, originally erected on a quadrilateral plan between the 1C and 3C, and rebuilt between the 12C and the 15C, with 72 semi-circular towers and a further 8 towers flanking the gates. These were built using Roman siege architecture techniques; today, 36 remain, from the Los Ponces Tower behind Plaza Mayor to the San Isidoro Tower.

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Plaza de la Puerta Castillo

Nearby tourist attractions

Saint Isidore
Saint Isidore
This basilica (1063), dedicated to
30 minutes
Treasury of the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro
Treasury of the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro
This ecclesiastical museum's collection
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Royal Pantheon of the collegiate church of San Isidoro
Royal Pantheon of the collegiate church of San Isidoro
Twenty-five kings and queens of León and
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León cathedral
León cathedral
Built between the mid-13C and late-14C,
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Plaza Mayor of León
Plaza Mayor of León
Dating from 1665, Plaza Mayor is an
30 minutes
Plaza San Martin
Plaza San Martin
This square is at the heart of the
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Saint Isidore
Saint Isidore
This basilica (1063), dedicated to
30 minutes
Royal Pantheon of the collegiate church of San Isidoro
Royal Pantheon of the collegiate church of San Isidoro
Twenty-five kings and queens of León and
60 minutes
León cathedral
León cathedral
Built between the mid-13C and late-14C,
60 minutes
See all