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. 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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  • Inside it is the tomb of Rubén Darío - under the Apostle Paul--and even though internally it is beautiful, it is best to climb the tower and from there to the roof for a view magnificent Lion
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  • I was GRANDPAcking in Leon for 4 nights ... And, decided to base myself in the Historical Center near the Cathedral. I have travelled for 18 months in Central America now ... and find that this is usu...  more »
  • This is probably the main draw in the center of town. It looks as if its been worked on lately with a fresh coat of paint on the front. The inside is quite nice. Great place to stop.  more »

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