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Address: Puerto Momotombo, Leon, Nicaragua
Phone Number: +505-8860-5362
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Description: Ruins of one of the oldest Spanish settlement in the New World.
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5-Day Best of Nicaragua Tour: Managua, León and Granada

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Was there two years ago actually, but it worth stopping. I followed a tour around and it was pretty interesting!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Leon, Nicaragua
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I hired a private car and driver to take me from Granada to Leon for the day. My drivers name was Carlos. First off he was 15 minutes early to pick me up. He spoke perfect English. He was very knowledgeable about everything. He made my trip worth doing. If you are ever in Granada and want to do a... More 

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Leon, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Was there two years ago actually, but it worth stopping. I followed a tour around and it was pretty interesting!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you're thinking you'll see Romanesque like ruins, you'd be disappointed. It is well worth the travel to get here, and you'll have an excellent view of the Momotombo volcano and surrounding lake. The guides speak good English and you'll get a good idea of the history of the place, which is very impressive.

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visit the excavation site of the original town of Leon. The local tour guide explains all the archeological find and the layout of the city. The top of the old fortress locations offers a great view of the many surrounding volcanoes. A comfortable walk through history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When we went to the ruins, we found that there name was just on point; there were ruins. We got a really good guide to show us around and give us some clarification as to where we were and what we looked at, we learnt a thing or two from it. However, if you are not very interested in history,... More 

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Scottsdale
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

To be honest we were spoiled after spending the last few weeks seeing magnificent Mayan ruins so we were less than impressed with this as they are really just the bottom of some walls sticking above the ground. It does you an idea of how large the structures were but there really is not much to see.

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Wonder Lake, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Leon Viejo is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a place that History lovers and any Curious George would place on the bucket list, and I am one of the happy ones that had it checked out. With bunch of friends we were traveling Nicaragua on motorcycles and couldn't pass that opportunity. The museum and the ruins park is... More 

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Osoyoos, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

There isn't a lot to see or do here and it is a long way from Leon but if you go with a knowledgeable tour guide (highly recommend Julio Tours) it can be very interesting.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quite expensive entry fee by Nicaragua standards at $5 per person. Two simple small 'museum's , in Spanish only, then the site itself. The site has half a dozen open sided constructions protecting excavated sites from natures elements. These house exhibits that are basically the same, a few short walls outlining the structures that once stood there. One part has... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The guide around the site spoke really good English and knew his history, as we arrived abit late he stayed on to show us around, the excavations are only small amounts of what was there , children would probably be bored.

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