Leon is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Its city population of 127,817 (2015) makes it the largest municipality in the province, accounting for more than one-quarter of the province's population. Including the metropolitan area, the population is estimated at 202,793 (2015).
Founded as the 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 of the peninsula. 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.
Population: 466.108 (2018)
Area: 39,03 km²
We have a wide selection of hand-picked Tours to Leon & Historic or Modern Hotels in Leon . Below you will find the full list of Leon Tours & Hotels.