Available all year
Visit the colonial city of Leon, the former capital of Nicaragua.
Visit the Cathedral of Leon, a UNESCO-listed site.
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.
Remarks/requirements: Light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Walking information: Yes, on even terrain, sidewalks, several steps on the way.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Language: English, Spanish, German and French
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