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The MUSAC, Contemporary Art Museum of Castille And León

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The Musac is the contemporary art museum of the authonomous region of Castille and León in Spain. It's collection aims to be a showcase of the new values in art in this region.

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Nearby images in Northern Spain


A: Leon San Marcos

by Henry Alvarez, 550 meters away

Leon San Marcos

B: Inmaculada square of Leon

by jose-ignacio-teran, 970 meters away

Inmaculada square of Leon

C: San Isidoro De Leon

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.2 km away

San Isidoro De Leon

D: Saint Isidore square, León, Spain

by Henry Alvarez, 1.2 km away

The remains of Sain Isidore of seville , the last scholar of the ancient world, lie on a tomb on this...

Saint Isidore square, León, Spain


by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 1.2 km away


by Rodrigo Gonzalez, 1.4 km away

G: San Marcelo square of Leon

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.4 km away

San Marcelo square of Leon

H: Leon Broad Street

by Henry Alvarez, 1.4 km away

Here you can see the Guzman family palace (an ancient noble family) that is now the province of leon'...

Leon Broad Street

I: León, Broad Street

by Henry Alvarez, 1.5 km away

Known as "calle ancha" (Broad street), this street goes from "botines palace" (gaudi) to the Cathedra...

León, Broad Street

J: León Cathedral

by Panorama Llama, 1.5 km away

Panorama taken in front of the Gothic style Cathedral of León, declared cultural interest in 1844. Th...

León Cathedral

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