The Cathedral of Leon, Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua.

Colonial León

Visit the colonial city of León and venture through its narrow streets. Enjoy a private guided tour of the main plaza, murals, colonial buildings, and the cathedral. You may even have a chance to walk to the roof for panoramic views of the city center and surroundings.

Included in your cruise
  • Visit the colonial city of León, the former capital of Nicaragua.
  • Visit the Cathedral of León, a UNESCO-listed site.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

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  • Notices

    Light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

After Managua, León is the second-most important city in Nicaragua, with 300,000 residents. León was established on its present site when an earthquake destroyed the old town of León in 1609. Leon was the capital of Nicaragua for more than 200 years before the title was given to Managua in 1851. The city has preserved its old architecture with one-floor houses and roofs made of brick and wood. León retains its colonial-era streets and buildings, including its beautiful cathedral, Central America’s largest. (UNESCO Site) During your guided tour, we will enjoy the charm of the cultural and historical city of León. Learn about important events in the past by visiting colorful buildings, the main plaza, and the impressive cathedral. You will have the chance to climb to its roof and take in extraordinary panoramic views of the charming city and imposing mountains.

Practical information:

  • 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