June 28, 2018: León

St. Isidoro’s cloister.
The oldest part of the cloister.
The silver reliquary  with the bones of St. Isidoro are below the tabernacle.  When the Moors were sweeping through Spain, St. Isidoro’s bones were carried north to León for safekeeping, and here they have remained. A large statue of St. Isidoro stands to the right of chancery (not pictured here).
The coat of arms of León and Castile.  Isn’t it beautiful?
A ceiling. Would we bother  to make a ceiling a thing of such beauty?
A lovely Madonna and child, currently partially hidden behind a door.
Another beautiful ceiling.
The  main facade of St. Isidoro, and some of the plaza in front.
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