Leon City Tour
08 am – 04 pm
Begins and ends in Managua.
León is a colonial city that stands out for its architecture and its major role in Nicaragua’s political transformations and culture, being home to some of the country’s main intellectual figures throughout the times.
Leon City Tour from Managua
We will pick you up from your hotel in Managua to take you to León.
First, we will visit the ruins of Leon Viejo, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The first city of Leon, built in 1524, was abandoned by its inhabitants in 1610 due to the constant threat of Momotombo volcano. Here you learn more about the origin and development of one of the most important cities of Nicaragua.
Then we will go to Leon, founded in 1610. The city functioned as capital of the country on multiple times after the independence in 1821, alternating the title with Granada, until Managua was declared the only and permanent capital of Nicaragua
We will visit the Cathedral of Leon, one of the most beautiful temples of the continent and the biggest one in Central America, recently declared as a World Heritage Site. This temple is the resting place of great Nicaraguans like the poets Ruben Dario and Salomon de la Selva. From the roof of the Cathedral you will get an extraordinary panoramic view of this charming city and the Maribios volcano range.
Then we will visit Ortiz Gurdian Art Gallery where you will find an interesting collection that includes works from noted Nicaraguan artists as well as renowned international artists like Picasso, Chagall, Miró; and Latin American masters like Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero and Roberto Matta.
We will also go to Ruben Dario Museum, located in the house where the great poet lived during 14 years.
Transfer back to Managua in the afternoon.
- Private transportation in vehicle with A/C.
- Visit to the Ruins of León Viejo.
- Visit to the Cathedral of León.
- Visit to Ortiz Gurdian Art Gallery.
- Visit to Ruben Dario Museum.
- Tour guide.
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