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. 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 was a little bit of a waste of time to go in and to the top....you can not get nice pictures like they show all over online unless you are a photographer. It cost a few dollars each person to go....  more »
  • This cathedral is truly beautiful. We visited the inside and outside. We already knew it was going to be really hot but didn’t have a lot of time in Leon so we went around noon. Not a good idea. We...  more »

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