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“Unassuming yet fascinating ruins! A must see on the way to Leon!”

Ruins of Leon Viejo
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Private Walking Tour of Leon Viejo Ruins
Ranked #9 of 17 things to do in Leon
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Owner description: Ruins of one of the oldest Spanish settlement in the New World.
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Fantastic ruins. Steeped in history. The footprint of the old town is much larger than expected. Offered an eye-witness view into the lives of those who settle here originally. Quite charming! At the lookout, enjoy an impressive vista of Momotombo Volcano as well as its little volcanic neighbor Momotombito, Not all guides can speak English. Signage is mostly bilingual. Restrooms cost a small fee at the shop across from the park. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dod2015
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

a lovely place to spend a few hours having just arrived in Nicaragua. A fascinating place with some amazing bird life too. Views are pretty good too.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We loved visiting the ruins, hearing about the history from the tour guide, who was very informative, and the view of Momotombo volcano was spectacular! There isn't much else in the area, but someone suggested we go to Origin Adventure Park next to Asososca Lagoon. After a morning of history it was great to feel the rush of the Tarzan swing and then swim in the lagoon afterwards. One of the best days of our trip!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

After being to ruins around the world, I love the opportunity to compare and contrast. These ruins are relatively protected and a UNESCO site. They were discovered by a farmer, much like the Terra Cotta army in China. The area is lush and beautiful. Great views of Mombotombo.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the ruins of this once capital city reminds us of the power of nature and what an earthquake and distant volcano can do. Our guide made the history of the event in 1610 interesting and educational. We walked a good distance around what used to be one of the oldest cities in the Americas to look at the foundation stones, while imagining what the city must’ve looked like then. At the end you are taken up a small hill to an overlook of Lake Managua to view the still active volcano, Momotombo....

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Takarehi
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