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Leon Things to See and Do

Leon could well be called the city of a thousand murals, and these colorful and invariably political expressions are a good thing to look out for while you wander the city. Some of the best ones are located around the Park of Heroes and Martyrs, and along the basketball courts between Parque Central and Iglesia la Merced, but the city is covered with them.



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Volcano Boarding

Volcano Boarding

One of the best ways to see Volc谩n Cerro Negro is by going down the volcano's side on a board. While there are other...

Adventure Tour
Leon, Nicaragua

Iglesia de la Merced

The beautiful, traditional wood paneling of this sweeping church almost suggests a European style, but the massive icons betray its Latinness. Worth...

Historical Building
Leon, Nicaragua
Catedral de Leon

Catedral de Leon

This massive edifice is Central America's biggest cathedral, and one of the highlights of a visit to Leon. From the outside it...

Historical Building
Leon, Nicaragua

Iglesia Calvario

With its colorful, sculptured facade and immaculately painted interior, this church is second only to Leon's cathedral in terms of beauty and should...

Historical Building
Leon, Nicaragua

Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava

In many ways, this is a typical Central American cathedral. It's spacious, elegant, beautifully designed, and badly in need of restoration. The...

Historical Building
Barrio Sutiava, Leon, Nicaragua
Volc谩n Cerro Negro

Volc谩n Cerro Negro

At a mere 150 years old, Cerro Negro is the youngest volcano in Central America. It's also one of the most popular climbs 鈥 travelers never forget...

Climbing
Leon, Nicaragua
Church Tour

Church Tour

Starting at the central park view the biggest Cathedral in Central America then climb its roof for good views of the city. From the northern corner...

Historical Building
Leon, Nicaragua

Casa de Cultura

With its highly political murals and bohemian layout, the Casa de Cultura represents part of Leon's rich cultural legacy. The place offers dance,...

Other Activity
Leon, Nicaragua

Park of Heroes and Martyrs

Located across the street and to the north of the main cathedral, the small, modest mausoleum honors some of Leon's revolutionary fighters. Several...

City Park
Leon, Nicaragua

Tomb of Ruben Dario

Inside the Catedral de Leon and just to the right of the altar, look for a life-sized statue of a depressed-looking lion. Here, at the base of a...

Historical Building
Leon, Nicaragua
Iglesia San Juan de Dios

Iglesia San Juan de Dios

The fa莽ade of Iglesia San Juan de Dios, which overlooks a park of the same name, is a mottled grey and not exactly what you would call pretty. The...

Historical Building
Leon, Nicaragua
Iglesia de la Recolecci贸n

Iglesia de la Recolecci贸n

Yet another beautiful church, Iglesia de la Recolecci贸n is worth a look if you're still hungry for more religious imagery after seeing the Cathedral...

Historical Building
Leon, Nicaragua

Museo de la Revolucion

Staffed by veterans of Nicaragua's numerous wars, the Museo de la Revolucion is a good place to visit if you're interested in the conflicts that...

Museum
Leon, Nicaragua

Parque los Poetas (AKA Parque Reuben Dario)

Dominated by a statue of Leon's favorite son, the park honors other local poets as well. It's a popular spot to sit, chat, and people-watch, but...

City Park
Leon, Nicaragua

Centro de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian

A small art gallery that features paintings and sculptures by local and international artists, the private collection of the foundation. Entrance is...

Gallery
Leon, Nicaragua
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