Catedral de la Asunción, Leon

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Visit Catedral de la Asunción, the largest cathedral in Central America. A World Heritage Site, the imposing 18th-century cathedral was the first Catholic diocese in Nicaragua. Admire the grandiose building, designed in an eclectic mix of architectural styles including Baroque, Gothic, and Neoclassical. Step inside to see the luminous interior, featuring notable artworks such as a Flemish altarpiece and national artist Antonio Sarria's depiction of the stations of the cross. Some prominent nationals are laid to rest here, including poet Ruben Dario. Climb to the roof for panoramic views of the scenic city surroundings. Put Catedral de la Asunción on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leon day trip planning site .
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  • The featured picture of the cathedral must be quite old, as it now gleams white and pristine over the adjacent public square. We visited on a 1-day excursion from our cruise ship, and we had a profess...  more »
  • León Cathedral, as well as being a centre of attraction for Catholics, offers an opportunity to dd touring colonial. You can visit it for architecture that was built and stories that kept. They offer tours to the domes where also you can see the mountain range of the maribios and other beautiful landscapes
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  • I went first week of September 2018. There has been ongoing restoration in the interior and exterior of the church. When I went, the left side (facing the front) of the church was being restored. The ...  more »
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