Catedral de la Asunción, Leon

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#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Nicaragua
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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  • August 10, 2017
    Following the recommendation of a friend, we climbed on the roof of the Cathedral, and we have not regretted it! Ago already that a little folk time where, after having mounted a narrow spiral staircase, a guide explains that we must remove our shoes, it is forbidden to climb in some places and we have 25 minutes. Then, it is first dazzled by the intense light that is reflected on the white roof of the Cathedral. Then it is dazzled by this charming view on the city of Leon, its urban development, and of course, the view of the surrounding landscape (though even the view was enough bite for us). We liked very much!
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  • August 10, 2017
    On the outside, it looks like any old church in Central America, but when you reach the rooftop you will see how stunning it is! You only have to pay a little fee to get up there, and the stairs are n...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It is a very symbolic and important Cathedral in the city of León. The visit was really very pleasant and knowledgeable. Most importantly is to cross it with the guide of the place, pay in large quantity to the experience and the cultural richness of the place.
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