The 12th century hostel rebuilt in the 16th century, was used as a prison (Francisco de Quevedo was imprisoned here), cavalry barracks, and hospital. Nowadays it is a Parador Nacional (a state-owned hotel).

To be noted is the Plateresque facade; Juan de Juni and Pedro Larrea took part in its construction. The church, of Gothic style, and the cloister are also very interesting.

San Marcos is now home to the Museo de León, keeping remains and works of great historical and artistic value, amongst them is the Cristo de Carrizo, a spiritual figure from the 11th century, and some prehistoric, Roman and medieval works of art.

Datos Históricos

Arquitectura Religiosa
Monasterio / Convento
Estilos predominantes:
Periodo Histórico:
Edad Moderna


Pza. San Marcos, 7. León. 24001 León.

Teléfono: 987 237 300


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Tourist Office of León


Pza. San Marcelo (Antiguo Ayuntamiento). León. 24001 León.

Telephone: 987 878 336

Fax: 987 878 327


Tourist Office Regional of León


Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391


Opening hours

  • From October, 1 to June, 30:
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
    • Closed: monday
    • Closed in the afternoon: sundays and holidays
  • From July, 1 to September, 30:
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
    • Closed: monday
    • Closed in the afternoon: sundays and holidays



Remarks: Chorus: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 13h. Thursday: 17: 30 h.

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