Leon is the capital of the province, which holds the same name. The city has a long and rich history, which can be seen through the many architectural gems and historic sites to be found within the city. A culmination of its past has resulted in a proud cultural identity, manifested above all by the language, Leonese, which is even taught in many schools. A stay in a Leon holiday apartment will provide an authentic cultural experience, giving visitors the chance to see Spain at its best, as well as a good insight into a fascinating province.
Things to see and do – some suggestions for your stay in a holiday home in Leon
Casa Botines is an impressive modernist creation by one of the most celebrated and innovative architects in Spain and indeed the world, Antoni Gaudi. This proves that guests interested in seeing some of the genius's talent can consider a holiday rental in Leon and don't necessarily have to stay in Barcelona, although it is also strongly recommended! The Cathedral in Leon is also an extraordinary Gothic edifice. Convento de San Marcos is just one more gem of many which should be visited. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also a nice building and of course a must for art lovers. For people watching and appreciating the impressive fetes of human creation, relax in the Plaza Mayor. Leonese cuisine is an essential experience as part of any break in a Leon holiday apartment. Specialities include cecilla and morcilla, as well as delicious Tapas treats, beers and wines to be expected from any holiday in Spain. For even more culinarydelights, visit Burgos, which was named Spain's gastronomical capital in 2013 and is also within Castile and Leon region.