Catedral de la Asunción, Leon

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#2 of 26 in Historic Sites in Nicaragua
World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Catedral de la Asunción by using our Leon day trip planning site.
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  • This cathedral is unique on this area. I recommend to everyone to visit afternoon when is possible to get on the roof. Entrance is 105 Córdoba or 3$ 
    This cathedral is unique on this area. I recommend to everyone to visit afternoon when is possible to get on the roof. Entrance is 105 Córdoba or 3$  more »
  • Very picturesque. Quite a few tourists were here when I visited. I read up on the cathedral. Interesting history. 
    Very picturesque. Quite a few tourists were here when I visited. I read up on the cathedral. Interesting history.  more »
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  • Great value for money as the view from the top is amazing. Lovely building, so clean and well looked after. Would definitely recommend!
  • This review is for the roof! It’s 105C per person and if you get lucky, you can get up during sunrise (5.10-5.50). We enjoyed the beautiful views over Leon and the volcanoes around. It’s a really interesting place with all the white colours and the sunrise made it just so pretty!

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