León cathedral cloister

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The Cathedral of León was designed without a cloister, but it was finally built between the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th century. This construction covered the northern entrance that, since then, was sheltered. This cloister has a square floor of 30 meters on each side, has six intercolumnia per side and 24 pillars in total, responding to the proportions established in the Cistercian cloisters. Around it are grouped various units, including the current Cathedral Museum. In the center of the courtyard and in various parts of the cloister remains of the west and south gables are preserved, which were dismantled during the nineteenth-century restorations by the "purifying" architects of the cathedral.


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