Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day 27 (10/15) - Leon "Rest Day"

After breakfast, we toured the Leon cathedral and it was a surprisingly breathtaking and emotional experience. Pretty amazing to think it was built over a period of 50 years at the end of the thirteenth century and when Leon was a city of 5,000 people. It is very tall and spacious and contains over 1800 square meters of stained glass. Imagine how the average visitor must have felt when seeing this 700 years ago! Then we visited a chocolate shop and had churros to dip in chocolate. I had though it would be cocoa but they gave us a cup of melted dark chocolate. We then visited an eleventh century Romanesque church, San Isidore, that was impressive as well and quite a contrast to the more "modern" cathedral. After lunch and a siesta, we hit more tapas bars for dinner.

Leon cathedral - 13th century.

Churros served with melted dark chocolate for dipping.

Two weary pilgrims.

Roasted peppers with garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


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