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Leon Train Station Mini Guide
What’s There to be Seen in Leon?
Leon is a fabulous city, founded by the Romans who called it Legio VII. It has so much to see beginning with the stunning city walls built in Roman times and intact for much of their circumference. The Basilica of San Isidro is a must-see with frescos in the Pantheon of the Kings that are a match for the Sistine Chapel’s. There are two fabulous Gaudi designed buildings in or near the city, - the Casa Botines and the Bishop’s Palace in nearby Astorga that was so imaginative, the bishop’s decided it wouldn’t be suitable for men of God to live there. You’ve also got the superb Parador, The Hospital of San Marcos and the stained glass of the city’s cathedral.
So how do I get to Leon?
Leon has an airport that operates only domestic flights so why not fly into an international airport with a budget carrier and get the train to Leon. Zaragoza
; both fit the bill with connections to Leon. Catching the train will save hours of waiting for a connecting flight.
What’s the Station Like?
The station is big and modern having undergone reconstruction in 1983. It’s found in the El Crucero neighbourhood in the west of Leon and has plenty of parking and local buses stop at the station.
What can I Expect When I Arrive?
The station is rarely packed so you should have an easy route off the train and out of the station. The station is fully equipped to help people with mobility issues but you should let the station know in advance on 902240505. If you need some general assistance with directions or any questions about the station and its facilities you can ask the helpful station staff or enquire at the ticket office. If you’re hungry you’ll find a nice cafeteria in the station serving coffees, churros, cakes and light snacks. If you’ve been writing postcards on your journey there’s a handy post office in the station too. It’s not too far either to other shops around the station. Whilst it’s easy getting around Leon using public transport, you may want to consider car hire if travelling further afield. The car hire companies are found to the right of the exit to the station.
What About When I Leave Leon?
If you’ve booked your tickets online or by phone you can collect them from the self-service point at the station. There’s the café if you’re hungry and want more of those churros or a selection of restaurants within a few minutes’ walk. For reading material for your journey you’ll find a bookshop in the little complex of shops to the left of the entrance which are accessible from inside and outside the station. Train departures and arrivals are displayed on the illuminated signs.
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