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Ruins of one of the oldest Spanish settlement in the New World.
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Puerto Momotombo, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

this town suffered a bad earthquake, because is surrounded by volcanos that are actives. the town can use some cleanup and paint, but still very authentic.

Thank Ibis R
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Ruins were interesting and our Tour Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The most memorable experience, however, was completely unpredictable, as we happened to be visiting when the Momotombo Volcano erupted - which it hadn't done since 1915. The view from the Ruins was spectacular....More

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Reviewed 26 February 2016

The ruins are very interesting and the facilities are being improved all the time. There are young local guides, who can lead you also in English, and who know a lot about the history and the site. It also offers you a nice view of...More

Thank Doriskroll
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We stopped at Viejo Leon on the way from Leon to Managua Airport. It is definitely worth a visit (it's a Unesco site), but make sure you have a guide or you'll have no idea what anything is. Our guide, Mario, was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Thank bobscribe
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We visited this ruin site recognized worldwide for its history. My husband loved it because he is really a history buff. Be prepared it will be very hot walking the ruins and you will need bug spray. Also the restrooms (Bano's) don't have running water....More

1  Thank KentuckyLuvnlife
Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you like history, and artifacts this is a wonderful stop! Tomb of the Conquistador Cordoba and the floors and some walls from buildings built in the 1500's. You can spend at least 1/2 a day here.

1  Thank PaulS19582015
Reviewed 23 November 2015

we were with our tour group and the guide was with another group so our tour guides showed us around and were actually very knowledgeable. It was very interesting to see the ruins and history of the area and I loved knowing that I was...More

1  Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 20 October 2015

So much attractions to see and do. The people are so humble and yes I recommend this place if you love geography and history...

Thank Sexy96
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Something i always tell people is that do not compare this site with pompey, as the locals had enough time to remove the roof at the moment of earthquakes and eruptions at the 1600[s, the site it self is quite interesting but the plus will...More

1  Thank Byronortega
Reviewed 26 September 2015

That was a daytrip by bus for us from Leon and it's a shame that they have not uncovered more of the city walls. You need a good imagination to picture how the city could have looked like in the 15th century before the Spanish...More

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