Leon City Tour
Duration: 01 day
Location: Begins & ends in Managua
Leon is a colonial city that stands out for its architecture jewels and its important role in Nicaragua’s history.
- Explore two World Heritage sites, the ruins of León Viejo and the amazing Cathedral of Leon.
- Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Lake Xolotlan, Momotombo volcano, and the Maribio’s volcanic chain.
- Marvel at the art pieces from renowned artists at Ortiz-Gurdian Art Gallery.
- Visit the house where our greatest poet Ruben Dario lived for 14 years.
Leon One-Day Tour
First, we’ll visit the ruins of Leon Viejo, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. This 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’ll 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.
- Private land transfer in vehicle with A/A
- Tour & entrance fees
- Bilingual tour guide
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