San Isidoro Royal Collegiate Church

Local nameBasílica de San Isidoro y Panteón Real
LocationLeón, Spain

The Basílica de San Isidoro de León is a church in León, Spain, located on the site of an ancient Roman temple. Its Christian roots can be traced back to the early 10th century when a monastery for Saint John the Baptist was erected on the grounds.

In 1063 the basilica was rededicated to Saint Isidore of Seville. Isidore was archbishop of Seville, and the most celebrated academic and theologian of Visigothic Spain in the period preceding the Arab invasions. With the agreement of Abbad II al-Mu'tadid, the Muslim ruler of Seville, Isidore's relics were brought to Leon where they could be interred on Christian soil. The tomb of the saint still draws many visitors today. An equestrian statue of Saint Isidore dressed as Santiago Matamoros is visible, along with many other sculptures, high on the facade.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_San_Isidoro,_León

Official Website http://www.sanisidorodeleon.com/

Email sanisidoro@sanisidorodeleon.org

Phone +34 987 22 96 08

Address Plaza San Isidoro 4, 24003 León

Coordinates 42°36'3.564" N -5°34'16.014" E

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