LEON, Castile and Leon, Spain - The walls of Leon's Gothic cathedral were built with more glass than stone. There are 125 stained glass windows, three giant rose windows and 57 oculi. This city was once an important stop for pilgrims on the Road to Santiago. Parador San Marcos is one of Leon's main attractions. It was built to shelter knights and pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela and is now a hotel.
NORMAN architecture - Nave vaults, Durham Cathedral, England (begun 1093 and largely completed within 40 years) (NB: at the end is the Quire - Original east end was replaced by this Gothic choir, Vault height about