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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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  • The Cathedral of Leon is any painting d a white bright, she's pretty enough illuminated by the Sun. Can be mounted on the roof for a pretty view.
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  • There's enough in Leon churches, the Cathedral at Parque Central is the largest in Central America while supposedly, Leon has but architecturally certainly more beautiful churches. The Lions in front of the Church the tomb of Ruben Dario in the nave is certainly worth a visit, but exceptionally beautiful is the breathtaking view of the city from the roof of the Cathedral. This is worth the admission.
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  • Standing at the edge of central park this is a very impressive building from the outside and the inside. In the early evening local people congregate in the park and on the Cathedral steps, great for ...  more »
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  • I place you must visit if you go to Nicaragua my first time in the country. The three dollars I paid for the tour was worthy. You will have a tour guide to explain everything about the cathedral and the city. One of the best places I visited.
  • Impressive size and architecture inside and out. Go pay a minimal fee to climb the rooftop to see great views of the city. You will be required to go barefoot to preserve the paint. Also has a small museum in the basement.
  • Beautiful church. One of the oldest and largest in latin america
  • One of the major sights in this small town, which is a easy day-trip destination from Managua.
  • Newly renovated cathedral. Cost is 84 Cordoba ( $3 USD) to go up to the top. Well worth it. It was open on Sunday.