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Interpretation Centre for Jewish León

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Interpretation Centre for Jewish León

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Basic Information

Location Leon, Spain
Country Spain
City Leon
Address Leon, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.5810,-5.5521


Summary

The Interpretation Centre for Jewish León and the Pilgrim Reception Centre in the Leonese capital is located at the former church of St. Peter´s in Puente Castro.

The proximity of said church to the significant archaeological site of Castro de los Judíos on the Mota Hill in the Puente Castro district as well as its relation both with the Roman presence owing to an equally notable closeness to the Ad Legionem VII Geminan site discovered in the district itself, and with the medieval Christian world represented by St. James´ Way in its passage by the same gate of San Pedro Apóstol, have defined an approach based on three blocks of well-defined contents. The Roman, Jewish and Christian world at different times of History seek to provide the visitor with an extensive overview adapted to the space and need to make his use versatile of the historic wealth of León and the uniqueness of some of its personalities.

At the Centro visitors are told what the old Castro de los Judíos de Puente Castro was like and what objects and materials have been found in the archaeological excavations currently in progress in a space where, in medieval times, over a thousand people resided.


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