Free Tour historic center of León (with guides from León)

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Francisco
Registered on August 19, 2021

He introduced me, I am Francisco, official tour guide in León and also passionate about the art and history of my city. Our company Caminos de León is one of the oldest, so we have extensive experience in the tourism sector. If you want to discover the secrets of this two-thousand-year-old city, book with us and you won't regret it! We wait for you!!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Our Free Tour of the city begins in the cathedral square, where we will begin by talking about the origins of the city of León, and then we will focus on the 13th century Gothic temple.
When did the works start? How much time they lasted? Who was the person in charge of starting the construction? What influences does León's cathedral have on other French cathedrals?
What types of stained glass are there?

We will continue our route to the romantic neighborhood, also known as the El Cid neighborhood. A typical area for tapas with countless bars and a great nightlife.

We will continue to the Royal Basilica of San Isidoro where we will enjoy the 2 Romanesque tympanums from the 11th century in the well-known Puerta del Perdón and Puerta del Cordero.

Then, our visit goes to Casa Botines, a famous modernist building made by the architect Antonio Gaudí, one of his three works carried out outside his homeland.

Finally, we will enter the humid neighborhood, where its narrow streets full of bars and typical tapas will whet our appetite.
Among the most famous tapas we highlight:
potatoes, cecina, black pudding, garlic soups, mincemeat, croquettes, sausage, etc. being a free gift from the Leonese hoteliers with each drink.
Nor can we forget its DO wines such as Bierzo or Tierras de León.

We will also cross the Plaza de los Condes de Luna, a very powerful family in León and in whose old palace, the Kingdom of León Interpretation Center is now located.

The visit crosses streets with names of old guilds such as azabachería or butcher shop to go to the end of our tour, the main square.

Important information for the traveler:

  • The visit is carried out with a system of individual radio guides throughout the tour, completely disinfected before use with specific products following the recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

  • You can complete your stay in our city with the rest of the Free Tours that Caminos de León has in the city and surroundings (Astorga and Ponferrada). Also, we have paid tours and private visits. Ask us, and we will inform you.


The use of a mask is not mandatory to be able to carry out the guided tour, but it is highly recommended.

The interpersonal safety distance will be maintained throughout the tour.

Meeting point:

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How to find us: The start of the visit is in the Plaza de la Catedral, on the benches in front of the Tourist Office. Our guides will go with a BLACK umbrella / jacket with our company name, CAMINOS DE LEÓN (Guided Tours).

Frequent questions


The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Large groups:

Large group reservations are not accepted. The maximum number of attendees per reservation is 6 people.

Minimum of attendees:

The minimum number of participants is 4 people.


The tour is pet friendly.

Additional costs:

The tour does not require the payment of tickets

What is the price?

A guruwalk is a free payment tour, that is, it is completely free to book, but the guru expects to be rewarded at the end with the amount you want. Some walkers give €10 per person, others give US$50‎, you choose the price.

For an organizational issue, it is mandatory to book before attending. Booking is super easy, fast and totally free. Book your guruwalk now!

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  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Regla, 6, 24003 León, Spain
    Plaza Regla, 6, 24003 León, Spain
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    Plaza de Regla or Plaza de la Catedral. Next to the access door to the Cathedral.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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María 16 Apr 2022
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Una gran profesional!! Información suficiente y amena, buena comunicadora, gran experiencia y pasión por la historia.

Fernando 04 Apr 2022
Ciudad Real
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Travelled in group - Mar 2022

Nos gustó mucho la visita, detallada y muchos consejos para moverse por la ciudad. Recomendable

Carmen 02 Apr 2022
Mexico City
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Travelled in group - Mar 2022

Ha sido muy dinámico e interesante. Lleno de datos curiosos y siempre dispuesto a resolver dudas. Muy simpático y atento :)

Marta 28 Mar 2022
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Travelled in group - Mar 2022

Francisco excelente, un gran guía. Tiene gran conocimiento de la ciudad, es ameno y entretenido. Buena experiencia

Álvaro 16 Mar 2022

Vino un amigo de Vigo a León y quisimos hacer un tour para que viera el casco antiguo. Nos tocó Francisco. Me quedé altamente impresionado por su conocimiento de la Hi...

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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