We woke up on the morning of September 17, 2012 around 10am and hopped into the car for the drive out of the mountains to León.
The drive was very pretty, though not nearly as ‘scary’ as some of the internet reports had made it out to be. Maybe if it had been raining or was snowing then it could be quite scary I guess.
We arrived in León after about 4 hours driving. We were pretty peckish, so found a local bar where we had the set menu. It was some cheese soup, and fish. We then walked around the corner to our lovely hotel and checked in.
There isn’t a whole lot to do in León – but one of the must see attractions is the Santa María de León Cathedral.
We listened to the audio guide as we walked around the HUGE building. The lady on the guide did seem to like the sound of her own voice though as she was waffling quite a bit. It was interesting to see a statue of the pregnant Virgin Mary.
We had a walk around town then went back to the hotel to chill for a bit.
For dinner, we went to a restaurant we had seen earlier on in the day. It was called Las Termas and we had the set menu there which was an absolute bargain, as it was quite posh food and came with an entire bottle of wine. All for only 15 euros for 3 courses of food!
We had pasta salad with cheese and shrimp, avocado with prawns, roasted cod and grilled anchovies. Dessert was a pie with some lemon sorbet with chocolate sauce.
Very tasty meal and we had a view of the cathedral while we were eating it also!