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Historic stages

Os presentamos un breve resumen de la historia de nuestra ciudad, la cual ha marcado profundamente el desarrollo de la misma.

  • Category: Origen de la Ciudad

    Around 2000 years ago, during the Roman domination of Iberia, the governor from Hispania Tarraconenses, Servio Sulpicio Galba, that rebelled against Nero, decided to recruit soldiers to create a...

  • Category: Edad Media

    The military origin from León during the Roman time sealed a destiny of violence for the city during the following centuries. León was condemned during centuries to be a place in constant dispute, a...

  • Category: Edad Media

    During the process of the Reconquest developed by the Kings of León that lead the small advance towards the river Duero’s border and even further on, towards South, the County of Castilla accumulated...

  • Category: Edad Media

    The architectonic precedents of the Cathedral Santa María de León, known as "Pulchra Leónina", unveil many centuries of history from the city. The Cathedral stands next to the eastern part of the old...

  • Category: Edad Moderna

    The wave of travelers who used to go on a pilgrimage to Santiago throughout the whole Middle Age involved a great cultural enrichment for the Kingdoms crossed by the route. The Pilgrimage to Santiago...

  • Category: Edad Media

    Before the construction of the Cathedral, the main church of the city was a Romanesque one, raised at the end of the XIth Century over the ruins of the church that Almanzor destroyed. There are no...

  • Category: Edad Moderna

    After losing the honour of being the capital of the Kingdom in 1248, León saw its political influence reduced, but its economical prosperity still remained. Its strategical value as military zone...

  • Category: Edad Moderna

    The XVIth Century opened a slow decadence of León. The city stagnated in its development, lose economical strength and its population descended under the 5000 inhabitants, because of the economical...

  • Category: Edad Contemporánea

    León’s revival came from XIXth, mostly because of the road improvement and the arrival of the railway after a lethargy that lasted 3 centuries. A new middle class from agriculture and industry raised...

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