León, Spain

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- - Spain León (León, Spain) Shrine Basilica of Our Lady The Virgin of the Way (Basilica of Our Lady of the Way, León) 2009 - post 400 to 70 AD Leon (León, Spain) (HISP); 71-122 GI; 122-c400 Eburacum* (BRIT) "Victorious 6th" built Hadrian's Wall 122-32 - 2006 León (León, Spain) Francisco Vallejo Pons Salou Patricia Llaneza - - University of León León (León, Spain) Castile and León Public university Public

- Approximately after 1000 there was a general rebirth of artistic production in all Europe, due to a general economic growth in production and commerce. Great cathedrals and pilgrim's churches were decorated with huge series of sculptures, the great majority architectural stone reliefs. Romanesque art developed new focuses for sculpture, such as the tympanum (Tympanum (architecture)) over church doors, and the inhabited Capital (architecture)#Romanesque and Gothic


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of the House of Austria," in Hume's collection of essays ''The Year After the Armada'' (1896). In 1642, the King recognized him officially as his son, and John began his life's career as a military representative of his father's interests. In recent years, Ryan McGinley's photographs have been exhibited in galleries (art gallery) and museums. He had solo shows at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center


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in the province of León, northern Spain. It lies southwest of the provincial capital of León (León, Spain), and is the head of the council (''comarca'') of La Maragatería. The river Tuerto flows through it. León (León, Spain), Castile and León, Spain *

Liège, Belgium Until 1833, the independently administered Kingdom of León, situated in the northwest region of the Iberian Peninsula, retained the status of a kingdom (monarchy), although dynastic union had brought it into the Crown of Castile. The Kingdom of León was founded in 910 A.D. when the Christian princes of Asturias (Kingdom of Asturias) along the northern coast of the peninsula (Bay of Biscay) shifted


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- Approximately after 1000 there was a general rebirth of artistic production in all Europe, due to a general economic growth in production and commerce. Great cathedrals and pilgrim's churches were decorated with huge series of sculptures, the great majority architectural stone reliefs. Romanesque art developed new focuses for sculpture, such as the tympanum (Tympanum (architecture)) over church doors, and the inhabited Capital (architecture)#Romanesque and Gothic


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In medieval Spain the existence of migratory flocks on the largest scale, which were carefully organized through the system of the ''Mesta'' gave rise to orderly drovers' roads, called ''cabañeras'' in Aragon, ''carreradas'' in Catalonia, ''azadores reales'', emphasizing royal patronage, in Valencia (Kingdom of Valencia), and most famous of all, ''cañadas'', including three major''cañadas reales'', in Castile. H.C. Darby, "The face of Europe on the eve


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- Approximately after 1000 there was a general rebirth of artistic production in all Europe, due to a general economic growth in production and commerce. Great cathedrals and pilgrim's churches were decorated with huge series of sculptures, the great majority architectural stone reliefs. Romanesque art developed new focuses for sculpture, such as the tympanum (Tympanum (architecture)) over church doors, and the inhabited Capital (architecture)#Romanesque and Gothic


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. *Museo Sierra-Pambley, a house from the Age of Enlightenment *University of León. thumb right Gaudí's Casa de los Botines (File:CasaBotines.JPG) Folklore and customs Leonese customs include the Semana Santa ("Holy Week"), featuring numerous processions through the centre of the city. One of them is the so-called "Procession of the Meeting", which acts out the meeting of three groups representing Saint John (John the Apostle), the Virgin Mary


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- Approximately after 1000 there was a general rebirth of artistic production in all Europe, due to a general economic growth in production and commerce. Great cathedrals and pilgrim's churches were decorated with huge series of sculptures, the great majority architectural stone reliefs. Romanesque art developed new focuses for sculpture, such as the tympanum (Tympanum (architecture)) over church doors, and the inhabited Capital (architecture)#Romanesque and Gothic


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sisters on the site. Royal Pantheon This funeral chapel of the kings of León (List of Leonese monarchs) is one of the examples of surviving Romanesque art in León (León, Spain). The columns are crowned with rare Visigothic capitals (Capital (architecture)), with floral (Flower) or historic designs. The 12th century painted murals are in an exceptional state of preservation and consist of an ensemble of New Testament subjects along with scenes of contemporary


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capacity 13,500 '''Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, S.A.D.''' is a Spanish football team (List of football clubs in Spain) based in León (León, Spain), in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in Tercera División – Group 8 (Tercera División), holding home games at ''Estadio Reino de León'', with a capacity of 13,451 seats. After the Holocaust, her parents moved to Israel from Thessaloniki, Greece where they were Sephardi Jews who were descendants of Jews from León (León, Spain). She studied Hebrew Literature (Hebrew literature) and Philosophy at Bar Ilan University. - align "center" 1995–1996 León (León, Spain) '''Bidasoa Irún (CD Bidasoa)''' FC Barcelona (FC Barcelona Handbol) 21–20 - align "center" - align "center" 1971–1972 León (León, Spain) '''FC Barcelona (FC Barcelona Handbol)''' Marcol (CB Marcol) xx-xx - align "center"

León, Spain

'''León''' ( ) is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Its city population of 131,680 (2012) makes it the largest municipality in the province, accounting for more than one quarter Datos de áreas urbanas en 2006. Hay otras estadísticas que aportan cifras distintas. Véase Área metropolitana de León of the province's population. Including the metropolitan area, the population is estimated at 494,451 (2012).

Founded as the Roman (Roman Empire) military encampment of the ''Legio VI Victrix'' around 29 BC, its standing as an encampment city was consolidated with the definitive settlement of the ''Legio VII Gemina'' from 74 AD. Following its partial depopulation due to the Umayyad conquest (Umayyad invasion of Hispania) of the peninsula, León was revived by its incorporation into the Kingdom of Asturias. 910 saw the beginning of one its most prominent historical periods, when it became the capital of the Kingdom of León, which took active part in the Reconquista against the Moors, and came to be one of the fundamental kingdoms of medieval Spain. In 1188, the city hosted the first Parliament in European history under the reign of Alfonso IX (Alfonso IX of León), due to which it was named in 2010, by the professor John Keane (John Keane (political theorist)), the King of Spain (Spanish monarchy) and the Junta of Castile and León, as the cradle of Parliamentarism, and the Decreta of León were included in the Memory of the World register by UNESCO http: www.unesco.org new en communication-and-information flagship-project-activities memory-of-the-world register full-list-of-registered-heritage registered-heritage-page-8 the-decreta-of-leon-of-1188-the-oldest-documentary-manifestation-of-the-european-parliamentary-system in 2013. The city's prominence began to decline in the early Middle Ages, partly due to the loss of independence after the union of the Leonese kingdom with the Crown of Castile, consolidated in 1301.

After a period of stagnation during the early modern age (Early modern period), it was one of the first cities to hold an uprising in the Spanish War of Independence (Peninsular War), and some years later, in 1833 acquired the status of provincial capital. The end of the 19th and the 20th century saw a significant acceleration in the rate of urban expansion, when the city became an important communications hub of the northwest due to the rise of the coal mining industry and the arrival of the railroad.

Leon's historical and architectural heritage, as well as the numerous festivals hosted throughout the year (particularly noteworthy are the Easter processions) and its location on the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), which is ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, make it a destination of both domestic and international tourism. Some of the city's most prominent historical buildings are the Cathedral (León Cathedral), the finest example of French-style classic Gothic architecture in Spain, the Basilica of San Isidoro, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain and resting place of Leon's medieval monarchs, the Monastery of San Marcos (Convent of San Marcos, León), a prime example of plateresque and Renaissance Spanish architecture, and the Casa Botines (Casa de los Botines), a Modernist creation of the architect Antoni Gaudí. A noteworthy example of modern architecture is the city's Museum of Contemporary Art or MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León).

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