Maybe it's the vast 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Maybe it's the heaping plates of tapas. Maybe it's the alluring medieval architecture. Whatever the reason, there's no denying that León is simply one of those special cities that draws you in.
Located in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, the small city of León has a population of roughly 165,000 inhabitants, with 13,000 of them being students in the city's highly-regarded university.
The beautiful and impeccably preserved Old Quarter is home to the bulk of León's attractions. The top highlight is the 13th-century Gothic cathedral. One of the first and most important Gothic cathedrals in Spain, it's a vast construction boasting dramatic spires, flying buttresses, soaring ceiling and huge stained glass windows. Nearby is the 11th-century Basílicia de San Isidoro, a beautiful Romanesque church with one of the finest collections of Romanesque paintings and the city's royal pantheon, where you can see the tombs of several of the kings and nobles of León's historic kingdom.
Adding a "modern" edge to this ancient city are fantastic bars and restaurants, numerous parks and leisure zones and the presence of avant-garde architecture, which you can see in Antoni Gaudí's Moderniste-style Casa de los Botines or in the MUSAC, a contemporary art museum with a colorful, one-of-a-kind look. South of the Cathedral you'll find the city's famous "Barrio Húmedo", or Wet Quarter, a section of the Old Quarter packed with bars for drinking, sharing tapas and soaking up the atmosphere.
Combining old with new, León truly has it all: culture, attractions, nightlife, sports, art and much more! Learn more about León in our handy León Guide
Spanish School in León
At the moment, Enforex does not have a Spanish school in León. Take a look at the following page, however, and discover all of the wonderful cities throughout both Spain and Latin America where you can find our schools: