The cathedral is the city’s main attraction but I like more the street market in the surroundings.
Leon’s cathedral is one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals of Spain, but though I’m sure you would visit León because of its cathedral, I will show you other things that you can see there. Mainly the street market placed every weekend all around the cathedral. All the medieval city is wonderful, full of Tapas bar, restaurants, beautiful old buildings and some Gaudi’s architecture but what surprised me more was the open air market near the cathedral square. There, you can find anything you need, from socks to old ship bells.
The market is divided in sections in order to put the chaos in order. The first part of the market is full of food stalls, selling all kinds of food, from fruits to fishes. The fruits looked good, not the fishes. The second part is a clothes market. It’s not the best place to buy a jacket, but good enough if you need a pair of socks or cheap underpants. Don’t search the most fashion trademarks there, maybe just falsifications. The third part is a small art market. I didn’t stop there much time. I supposed the mainly art was landscape paintings.
The last part is the best. The place is full of recycled and old objects. Forgotten objects, some maybe robbed and old fashion furniture. I even saw people selling parts of doors, or broken mobile phones. But if you search well you can find jewels. The thing I loved most was an Underwood portable type writer. I don’t know if it worked but it was a really nice piece. I found some analogue cameras and some compact cameras but the poor ones where quite destroyed. I should have tried one of those but I was pressed for time. Maybe next time I go to León, I’ll get one of those wonderful machines. For sure I will.