Liturgical story of the walnut jewel from León The choir of a religious temple is the place where the priests daily pray the liturgical or canonical hours. In León’s Cathedral, this space was built for the priests of the Cathedral’s Chapter and, exceptionally, for the placement...

Example of the 17th-Century goldsmithing from León Purchased from the parish of Quintanilla del Molar (León) by the Cathedral’s Chapter in 1880 for its restoration and conservation, it has been unmoving, majestic, in the High Altar of León’s Cathedral for over a hundred years. With the...

León’s Cathedral perfectly reflects the spirit of this Spanish region characterized by the nobility of its people and the respect for their ancestors. It is, undoubtedly, the Spanish Cathedral which preserves in a more pureness way the Gothic body and soul with which it was created....

León’s Cathedral is an immense catechesis itself, every corner speaks of God and of the history of Christianity. In this first issue of REVISTA CATEDRAL DE LEÓN we want to bring the reader two small pieces which almost go unnoticed to the visitor. They are...

Thanks to the initiative of Yovanna Blanco, we are able to present a selection of León’s Cathedral engravings —past or present— which demonstrate the mastery of the craftsmen. They were capable of hand-carving the reverse plane of pictures or letters in order to reproduce them...

The social work of León’s Cathedral (II)   The start of the hospital aid in León dates back to two humble 11th Century cathedral refuges. One of them began to help both sick pilgrims who arrived to León and anyone else in need: poor, elderly, outcast...

On August 28, 1844, the government of General Narváez —under the reign of Queen Isabella II—, decided to declare León’s Cathedral León as the first Na2onal Monument in Spain, in order to receive the financing of the so-called "Great Restora2on" of the temple. This statement...