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Our travels from Madrid to Leon took longer than expected, taking away our walking time on the Camino today. But it was easily made up for it by a wonderful private tour of Leon, seeing Antonio Gaudí’s Las Bontinas – one of only three buildings that he designed outside of Barcelona – and Leon’s famous cathedral, which has the most beautiful stained glass windows in Spain. The cathedral has 1,100 meters of stained glass windows – second only to Chartres Cathedral in France, which is twice as large and has 2,500 meters of stained glass windows. We stayed the night and had a lovely dinner at the Parador of Leon – a stunning medieval monastery converted into a fabulous state-run hotel. My wife, Mims, said, “I could stay here forever.”
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