Gastronomy of León
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The typical León cuisine includes cecina (cured, smoked beef), callos (beef stew), morcilla (blood sausage pudding), botillo (pork intestine stuffed with meat), cocido leones (meat with vegetables and chickpeas), garlic soup, and mantecadas (sweet). Local wines such as Pardevalles, Tampesta, Barcillo, or Los Palomares constitute an integral part of every meal.
The south of the province is renowned for its excellent wines. The Prieto Picudo is an especially popular type of unique grape wine associated with León.
An interesting fact about the gastronomy of León is that tapas are free, and served are served along with the Tierras de León, Vino del Bierzo, or Ribera de Duero wines. Some of the vineyards in the Tierra de León region, such as Valdevimbre, have caves as old as 300 years, and most of them have functioning restaurants or pubs.