León | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
305.70
Altitude: 
842

León is now a fully modernized city home to more than half of the population in the province and like Burgos it is worthy of more time than the average pilgrim spends here. To explore in full would take many days, to cover the basics at least two. If you are keen to keep your feet moving every day, consider spending an extra afternoon in León and setting out after lunch for a half day of walking. Between here and Astorga there are two routes to choose from and plenty of albergues.

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History: 

Nearly one thousand years ago, the city of León was the jewel in the crown of the most powerful king in the Iberian peninsula, at the time a fractured version of what would not become a unified nation for several hundred years. One thousand years before that, it was a Roman settlement critical...

Fiesta: 

León hosts one of the more specacular Semana Santa celebrations to be seen along the Camino Francés.

The Road: 

Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is the Cathedral, and the familiar yellow arrows are visible directly opposite the principle facade. The journey through town is short, passing first the Church of San Isidoro and later the Parador (once hospital) of San Marcos before...

Accommodation in León
Name Beds Price Booking.com

1

Albergue Ciudad de León
Campos Góticos

Closed
64 5€ León - Albergue Ciudad de León León - Albergue Ciudad de León

2

Albergue de Peregrinos de las Benedictinas - Sta. María de Carbajal
Pl. Santa Maria del Camino, 11

Parochial
132 5€

3

Albergue San Francisco de Asis
Alcalde Miguel Castaños, 4

Parochial
90 10€ Photo in San Francisco de Asis Fundación Ademar on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Unamuno
San Pelayo, 15

Private
85 10€

5

Albergue Leon Hostel
Ancha, 8

Private
20 12/14€ Photo in Albergue Leon Hostel on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue Leon Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hostel Urban Río Cea
Legión VII, 6

Private
20 18/20*€ Photo in Hostel Urban Río Cea on the Camino de Santiago

7

Albergue Muralla Leonesa
Tarifa, 5

Private
80 10€ Photo in Albergue Muralla Leonesa on the Camino de Santiago

8

Hotel NH Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor, 7-11

Hotel
Photo in Hotel NH Plaza Mayor on the Camino de Santiago

9

Parador San Marcos
Plaza San Marcos, 7

Parador
Photo in Parador San Marcos on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue Check in León
Alcalde Miguel Castaño, 88

Private
40 10€

11

Hostal Albany
Paloma, 13

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Albany on the Camino de Santiago

12

Hostal Alda Casco Antiguo
Cardenal Landázuri, 11

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Alda Casco Antiguo on the Camino de Santiago

13

Hotel Le Petit León
Pozo, 2

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Le Petit León on the Camino de Santiago

14

Pensión La Torre
La Torre, 3

Pension
Photo in Pensión La Torre on the Camino de Santiago

15

Hotel Real Colegiata de San Isidoro
Plaza Santo Martino, 5

Hotel
Photo in Hotel Real Colegiata de San Isidoro on the Camino de Santiago

16

Hostal Quevedo
Quevedo, 13

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Quevedo on the Camino de Santiago

17

Hostal Londres
Roma, 1

Hostal
25 15€ Photo in Hostal Londres on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Hostal Londres on the Camino de Santiago

18

Hostal Misericordia
Misericordia, 15

Hostal
Photo in Hostal Misericordia on the Camino de Santiago