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Basilica Catedral de la Asuncion

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Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The featured picture of the cathedral must be quite old, as it now gleams white and pristine over the adjacent public square. We visited on a 1-day excursion from our cruise ship, and we had a professional guide who filled us in on the history...More

Thank JillClardy
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I went first week of September 2018. There has been ongoing restoration in the interior and exterior of the church. When I went, the left side (facing the front) of the church was being restored. The church has two entrances to the roof, the entrances...More

Thank comphollic
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The view is amazing from the top, you can see how many volcanos surround Léon! In the interior there's a grave and a lot of beautiful paintings!

Thank Fleepa C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great church to visit in the centre of Leon. Be sure to go up on the roof, great views. You can get the tickets for the roof around the back of the church and the entrance to climb the steps is on the left hand...More

Thank jillo138
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Still in process of restoration. The inside is a quiet escape. You can sit and listen as worshippers sing their prayers. This view of city is really nice.

Thank diverOhio
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Leon is a small town, and this Basilica is at its center. It is worth a look at. It is your traditional interior, but the roof is definitely worth it get a view of the surroundings, of the architecture and to take beautiful pictures. The...More

Thank Fred G
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

You don’t have any interesting colonial style buildings here. Only one place which you can visit is that Basilica but watch out for your wallet cause there are plenty of thiefs around that place especially in the evening. The roof is nice but if you...More

Thank Opethowa
Reviewed 15 May 2018

OK. Its an impressive building in the grand scheme of things and has history for sure but its just a big white building. You can access the roof for a small fee and there are fair views from the top. Its quite cheap and probably...More

Thank mikeyzaz
Reviewed 11 May 2018

A big church in a city, yes of course you've seen loads - this one is well worth a visit too. It was hot and busy outside with Semana Santa in progress. Inside there was simple and beautiful architecture without all the ostentatiousness other churches...More

Thank Bazerelli
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Pretty but surprisingly plain interior. Cool inside on a hot day. A short climb of 77 steps through a narrow channel takes you to the top for a nice view of the city.

Thank Lisa K
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Response from livelovebackpack | Reviewed this property |
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Response from jackietrehorn | Reviewed this property |
You have to take of your shoes so as not to make marks on the white roof or damage the ballustrades.