This city has a history of being rich and important since it was founded in 762. There is a cathedral and more beautiful churches than you could shake a cross at, a university from 1600, old convents and buildings converted to museums and provincial institutions. Some are clustered around numerous squares in the medieval area, and other boulevards and large parks radiate out.
These Moorish arches reminded of of the Mezquita in Cordoba.
And then was a street market in the old town. Let’s take narrow little streets and jam in vendors and buyers….
I’ve been trying to find out what my hotel was originally. It has two large courtyards, one open and one enclosed. ?palace. Very grand though, and similar to what many of the Paradores are. There was a wedding here Saturday night, and they had cocktails in the main sitting area. I just didn’t have anything to wear, or I could have crashed it!
So I’ve arrived in Leon, and happy to have better internet to get this post up. And wait until you see where I’m staying this time!!! I’m the gypsy queen, having fun on my last few weeks on this trip to Spain.