I had the opportunity to visit the city of León; although I had a short stay I was able to appreciate its nice fall weather.
Living in Miami, you only really experience one season all year long, summer. I really like having the opportunity to experience the fall here in Spain. León had more green areas than Madrid so it was a nice city to walk around. In the city you could also smell the fresh air around you unlike in Madrid where the air feels a bit more murky every other day do to pollution.
The architecture was different from Madrid as well. The buildings were very colorful especially in the Barrio Humedo.
Some of the houses on the outside of the city were built underground, so you could only see a hill with multiple roofs. Most of the houses now are only summerhouses but it’s crazy to think that’s how people use to live or still live like now a days. It’s kind of like a cave house.
I also passed by the town’s church that is around a thousand years old. On the top you could see huge nests from storks.
I am very grateful I can see the leaves change it’s colors from green to yellow and orange.
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