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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  • Leon is a small town, and this Basilica is at its center. It is worth a look at. It is your traditional interior, but the roof is definitely worth it get a view of the surroundings, of the architectur...  more »
  • You don’t have any interesting colonial style buildings here. Only one place which you can visit is that Basilica but watch out for your wallet cause there are plenty of thiefs around that place espec...  more »
  • Beautiful Cathedral in the centre of Leon. Must be mounted on its roof for a view over the roofs of the city and volcanoes.
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