León | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Puente de Castro → 3.00km → León → Trobajo del Camino
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.

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...

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...

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Correos: 
Jardín de San Francisco, 24004, Mon-Fri: 0830-2030 & Sat: 0930-1300, 987 876 081
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Bus Terminal: 
Yes
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