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Approximately 4 hours
León, with its 300,000 residents was founded in 1524 by Spanish conquistadors. It lies at the base of the Momotombo volcano. An earthquake destroyed the original town of León in 1609. It was the capital of Nicaragua for more than 200 years, before the title was handed over to Managua in 1851. Today, León is the most important city in Nicaragua after Managua.
A 1¼-hour drive will bring you to this charming city that has retained its colonial-style streets and has preserved its old architectural style of one-story houses with tile and wooden roofs.
Next visit León's beautiful park and the La Asunción Cathedral. Climb up to the roof and take in the extraordinary panoramic views of the charming city and the imposing mountains beyond.
Travel time to León is approximately 1¼ hours each way. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Guests intending to climb to the cathedral's roof to take in the view may wish to bring along or wear a pair of socks, as shoes/sandals must be removed for the climb.