Catedral de la Asunción, Leon

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#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Nicaragua
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. Put Catedral de la Asunción on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Leon day trip planning site .
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  • The Cathedral is an architectural jewel, offering a tour on the roof from where you can see the city of León, its volcanoes and many colonial churches.
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  • A huge piece of Christian art, was the most important Church in the old city. Worth seeing the Roofscape, powerful, knows everything, many white towers us turrets. Necessarily rise, great view of the surroundings.
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  • We really loved this cathedral - beautiful architecture, stunning views and simply breathtaking. We did a walking a tour with Alex and he took us here; he did a great job telling us the history and si...  more »

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