The Museum of San Isidoro is in the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro, which was built and expanded during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, one of the most important Romanesque architectural complexes in Spain, which originally was a monastery dedicated to St. Pelayo, who changed his title to transfer the remains of Saint Isidore, Bishop of Seville to León.
The Basilica of San Isidoro is one of the finest Romanesque Spain sets
In the Museum of St. Isidore the Pantheon of the Kings called the “Sistine Chapel of Romanesque” for its beautiful frescoes, which are in an excellent state of preservation, and it also highlights: The Goblet of Urraca of the twelfth century, Ark Ivories eleventh century, the Ark of the eleventh century Limoges, the Ark of San Isidoro of the eleventh century and Portapaz the Pantocrator.
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During the visit to the Museum of San Isidoro we can see the magnificent library consisting of over 300 “incunables” (printed in the fifteenth century books), 800 scrolls and 150 codices (old books) in the library primarily emphasizes the Bible Visigothic-Mozarabic the tenth century, in addition to the twelfth century Romanesque Bible, the Chronicon mundi, the codex Morales of Job, the work of San Martino and several hymnals.
Following the visit to the Museum of San Isidoro Romanesque cloister finalize visiting the most senior of Spain where León Court held in 1188 whose Constitution León or “decrees” has been declared “the oldest documentary evidence of the European parliamentary system” UNESCO and giving León the distinction of “Memory of the World” (World Memory), making Lion in “Cradle of parliamentarism“.
Anecdotally, it is noteworthy that in the Museum of San Isidro is a barrel of 176 liters, the wine is more than 900 years old. It is filed under two keys and pulls Maundy Thursday 3/4 liter of wine and placed twice must replace. This wine is very rarely tested for characters that do not belong to the council.
The Museum of San Isidoro shares headquarters with the Cathedral of San Isidoro, belonging to the Chapter of the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro featuring an editorial and Isidore library, and a library with a primarily historical background.
The visit to the Museum of San Isidoro can be made throughout the year except on days 1 and 6 January and 25 December that the museum is closed.
Price of the ticket: 5€
( 4€ per person for groups over 20 people)
More information on the Museum of San Isidoro in museosanisidorodeleon.com
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