Catedral de la Asunción, Leon

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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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  • We stumbled into this on our last day in Léon, and you have to get tickets at the back of the building and enter on the side to get to it, but worth the shuffle. If possible, hit it at sunset, as it.....  more
    We stumbled into this on our last day in Léon, and you have to get tickets at the back of the building and enter on the side to get to it, but worth the shuffle. If possible, hit it at sunset, as it.....  more »
  • 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 »
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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!
  • Buy your tickets to go up on the roof from around the back of the cathedral - it’s not amazingly well signposted. Then enter the side door to go upstairs. Once up you can explore the roof tops, with views out over Leon in all directions, with the volcanoes visible in the distance.

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