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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. Make Catedral de la Asunción part of your personalized Leon itinerary using our Leon vacation generator.
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  • This Cathedral is one of the best that I have seen and paying to go onto the rooftop is a must do. You need to take your shoes off and make sure that you dont climb onto the domes which is against the...  more »
  • The Cathedral itself offers a sanctuary of tranquility, beauty and historical value, but don't stop there ... go up to the roof. Photographic value, with awesome views. What more can I say ... hope th...  more »
  • Do not miss out on this beautiful Cathedral in the colonial city of Leon. You will learn and see so much more with a guide. There is so much history in this town. You have to go to the top of the roof...  more »

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