Colonial Leon & Mud Pots
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Colonial City of Leon & San Jacinto Mud Pots
Guided Tour with local guide.
Nicaraguan history & culture.
New destination to explore.
Leon with its 300.000 residents is, after Managua, the most important city in Nicaragua. Leon was established on its present site when an earthquake destroyed the old town of Leon in 1609. Leon was the capital of Nicaragua for more than 200 years, before the title was handed over to Managua in 1851.The city has preserved its old architecture with one-floor houses and brick wood roofs. Leon still retains its colonial-style streets and buildings from that time, evidenced by its beautiful cathedral - the largest in Central America. (Unesco Sight) During your guided tour we will enjoy the charm of the cultural and historical city of Leon learning about the most important events that happened in the past, visiting colorful buildings, the main plaza and the impressive cathedral where you will have the chance to climb up to the roof and take in extraordinary panoramic views of the charming city and imposing mountains.
After your time in Leon, you will continue to the San Jacinto Bubbling Mud Pots. This spectacular area is dotted with small craters of boiling hot springs. Located just 20 kilometers from the city of León the fumarole are part of the Telica-Rota-Santa Clara Volcanic becoming an interesting place to visit. The San Jacinto Mud Pots are part of a protected area divided into two orographic blocks; the first one formed by two volcanoes “Telica (1,061 m) and Santa Clara (834 m)” and the second block by the Rota volcano (832 m). During your time at the mud pots, you will have free time to visit the Maribios Park including the explanatory murals related to art, science and the history of Nicaragua and her independence from Spain in 1821. A knowledge guide will guide you thought the entire area.
Language: English, Spanish, German and French.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Walking information: Yes, on even terrain, sidewalks and several steps on the way.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes.
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