Basilica of San Isidoro, León

After the León cathedral, I went to the San Isidoro church. On the way to the San Isidoro church, I took some photos.

Photos of Sierra Pambley Street, Cervantes Street, Park of Cid and Cid Street

Photos of Sierra Pambley Street, Cervantes Street, Park of Cid and Cid Street in Leon.

Arrived on San Isidoro Square.

Arrived on San Isidoro Square.

Basilica of San Isidoro Leon

Basilica of San Isidoro Leon

The Basilica of San Isidoro León is located on the site of an ancient Roman temple. Its Christian roots can be traced back to the early 10th century when a monastery for Saint John the Baptist was erected on the grounds. The basilica was dedicated to Saint Isidore of Seville in the 1063.

St. Isidore of Seville (560 – 636) was archbishop of Seville, and the most celebrated academic and theologian of Visigothic Spain in the period preceding the Arab invasions.

Archbishop St. Isidore of Seville and his works; a page of Etymologiae, Isidore presenting his work to his sister Florentina. Folio 26v of an illuminated codex Toledo of the Etymologies.

Archbishop St. Isidore of Seville and his works; a page of Etymologiae, Isidore presenting his work to his sister Florentina. Folio 26v of an illuminated codex Toledo of the Etymologies.

St. Isidore’s relics were brought to Leon where they could be interred on Christian soil.

Altarpiece of San Isidoro Leon

Altarpiece of San Isidoro Leon

Grave of St. Isidore of Seville

Grave of St. Isidore of Seville

The ark containing the remains of San Isidoro is at the high altar of the church.

Isidoro Leon Chapel Dome

Isidoro Leon Chapel Dome

Altar of St. Martin, San Isidoro Leon

Altar of St. Martin, San Isidoro Leon

Interior of the San Isidoro

Interior of the San Isidoro

Capitals of the Basilica San Isidoro

Capitals of the Basilica San Isidoro

Left the San Isidoro church and headed to the next door of Royal Pantheon Museum.

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