It was founded as Roman encampment in the 1st Century BC. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the most powerful and wealthiest Spanish cities.
Today, Leon is known for its elaborate cathedral, architecture, downtown old city, history, and culture.
People Born in Leon
Leon in People's Lives
Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here in 2005 to compete in the semi-finals of the Ciudad de Leon Rapid Chess Tournament.