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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  • We loved climbing to the roof of the basilica! Beautiful place to appreciate also the landscape of the city maintenance and cleaning of the place very good besides the staff
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  • A big church in a city, yes of course you've seen loads - this one is well worth a visit too. It was hot and busy outside with Semana Santa in progress. Inside there was simple and beautiful architect...  more »
  • It is a large church. Instead of the great staircase, climb onto the roof. However, it is not a big deal. Facing the square.
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