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

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

We introduce ourselves, we are Francisco and Gabriel, official tourist guides in León, as well as passionate about the history, art and architecture of our 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 will not regret it!! We wait for you!!

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

Tour description

Our City Tour begins in the Plaza de la Catedral , where we will begin by talking about the origins of the city of León, to then 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 the cathedral of León have from other French ones? What types of stained glass are there?

We will continue our route to the Romantic Quarter , also known as the Barrio del Cid. 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. Do you know the Sistine Chapel of Romanesque art, and the chalice of Doña Urraca?

Then, our visit goes to Casa Botines , a famous modernist building by the architect Antonio Gaudí , one of his three works carried out outside his homeland. Next to Botines, an imposing Renaissance building, the Palacio de los Guzmanes .

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.

Finally, we will enter the Barrio Húmedo , where its narrow streets full of bars and typical tapas will whet our appetite. Among the most famous tapas we highlight: Potatoes, cecina, blood sausage, garlic soups, picadillo, croquettes, sausage, etc. Being a free gift from Leonese restaurateurs with each drink. Nor can we forget its DO wines such as Bierzo or Tierras de León. The visit crosses streets with names of old guilds such as Azabachería or Carnicerías to enter the heart of the Barrio Húmedo and end in a traditional and picturesque square, Plaza del Grano.

Important information for the traveler:

  • The visit is carried out with an individual radio guide system 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 take 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 visit begins 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 allowed. The maximum attendee per reservation is 6 people.

Minimum number 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's the price?

A guruwalk is a free pay 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 completely free. Book your guruwalk now!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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.

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    Outside visit
    Leon Cathedral
  • 2
    Outside visit
    San Isidore Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Gaudí Botines House Museum
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Count Luna's Palace

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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Andrea 24 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Gran atención por parte del gurú confirmando la reserva de forma personal sin embargo no pudimos hacerlo por cambios en nuestros horarios comprometidos, una pena para la próxima
Alejandro 07 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Francisco ha estado espectacular, a pesar de los inconvenientes de ser un día de procesiones ,con la complicación de la zona visitada. Francisco ha conseguido engancharnos, por ser ameno, divertido…… y explicando todo a la perfección. Un gran profesional.
Francisco Javier 17 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Nuestro tour fue muy entretenido y lleno de anécdotas y explicaciones
sandra 26 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Te da muchos datos tanto de historia como de la ciudad para aprender un poco más sobre la ciudad quw vas a conocer.
Marisol 06 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Nos citaron en una dirección que no existe ( plaza de la Regla 6) y después de estar esperando a 0 grados en medio de la niebla, al intentar contactar con ellos, me ponen por washap que no vienen, que ha sido un error de fechas de ellos al citarnos. Nos invitan a hacerlo al dia siguiente. Desde luego que no lo haré
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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.