Discover the Roman Lion - Free Tour

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

On this tour we will get to know in depth the Roman origins of the city, its history, its most important facts and of course many curiosities!
Are you a lover of Roman culture? You can not lose this!

Do you know who Corocota or Pintaius was? How was Ludus Latrunculorum played? What is commemorated in the "Birthday of the Eagle" ? or Why did they paint the wall? All this and much more characters like: Publio Carisio, Marco Ulpio Trajano... are waiting for you in the best Free Tour of the Roman Lion.

At the indicated time
our local guide (great passionate about Rome) will wait for you in the Cathedral square where we will begin our private journey to the Roman Lion . In this location the Principia were found. Very close we have the Archaeological Crypt of Puerta Obispo (which we will go down whenever possible) with archaeological remains of the latrines that were attached to the thermal complex together with remains of the left main gate that gave access to the camp from the east.
Then we will continue with a nice walk along the old Via Principalis (now Calle Ancha), to reach the walls.

We will take a brief break in the Jardines del Cid, where we will show you original archaeological remains of a Roman canalization. We will continue our Free Tour visiting the vestiges of the wall in different places (Ruiz de Salazar Street, San Isidoro Square, Era del Moro Street, in conditioning works for later access).

We will finish at the León Romano Interpretation Center , where you will see seven rooms (with an extensive historical and archaeological heritage that our city houses) and a garden with the excavated remains of the old Church of Santa Marina.

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.

  • Admission to the Roman Lion Interpretation Center is free. On Mondays, Sundays and holidays the Interpretation Center will be closed in the afternoons and the Crypt of Puerta Obispo on Mondays. As of November 15, it will remain closed until next year.

  • You can complete your stay in our city with the rest of the Free Tours that Caminos de León has in the city.
  • 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 recommended.
  • The interpersonal safety distance will be maintained throughout the tour.

Meeting point:

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How to find us: In front of the access door to the Cathedral in the Plaza de Regla. Our guides will be dressed in black or with a Caminos de León umbrella.

Frequent questions


The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Large groups:

Group reservations of more than 6 people are not allowed.

Minimum number of attendees:

The minimum number of attendees for the tour 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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  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de Puerta Obispo, 24003 León, S...
    Plaza de Puerta Obispo, 24003 León, Spain
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    Route panel of the Roman Lion, archaeological crypt of Puerta Obispo (side of 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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Macarena 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Todo bien
Miguel 24 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Estupendo y muy ameno recorrido por el antiguo León Romano gracias a nuestro guia Gabriel
Jose 14 Oct 2022

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Pese a que en el tour éramos dos personas,el tour lo ha hecho con entusiasmo y gran profesionalidad
Emilia 14 May 2022
Santiago de Compostela

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Travelled in group - May 2022
Muy entretenido. Se le nota que vive lo que cuenta
Marta 16 Mar 2022

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Travelled in family - Dec 2021
Gran guía. Nos explicó con gran lujo de detalles durante toda la visita. Totalmente recomendable.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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.