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“Treasure for Latinamerica.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica Catedral de la Asuncion

Basilica Catedral de la Asuncion
Leon, Nicaragua
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Leon Day Trip from Managua
Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Leon
Type: Other, Cultural
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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“Treasure for Latinamerica.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

History, tunnels connect all church's
I did not like safety walking in some of the areas hand rail was not provide, security or safety needs to be consider before you have people going through the tours.

Visited October 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Great colonial art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The stations of the cross are gigantic colonial period paintings, the likes I've never seen before. The famous poet Ramon Dario is buried there. An easy climb to the roof is worth the view of the city and surrounding volcanoes.

Visited January 2014
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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“Photographer's Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Cathedral is very modest compared to many others around the world but it is still definitely worth a visit (in our case multiple visits). Inside is the tomb of the poet Ruben Dario, featuring a mourning lion carved from marble. The roof tour offers a fantastic vantage point for photographs of El Calvario Church set against distant volcanos and the street life of Leon below. The short climb to the top is up a circular staircase then a very narrow set of uneven stairs with a tricky switchback. But it is part of the adventure and well worth it. The catacombs are empty and very boring – I would suggest skipping this side trip. The ticket office around the back of the church is much more interesting as there are some nice artifacts there. They close the ticket office and tours for from noon to two pm each day.

Visited February 2014
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Crete, Greece
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“Go on the roof”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was my first time that I can visit the roof of a church, but to reach is a little tricky. You have to go from the back side of the church to buy the ticket and then to enter at the church and ask to show you the way to the roof. It is under renovation, so soon the church will be more bright

Visited January 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Spectacular view from the cathedral roof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The cathedral is really majestic! Don´t miss the possibility to visit the catherdal´s roof - the view on nicaraguan volcanoes and on the town is breathtaking! The tickets are sold at the back side of the cathedral (entrance is opposite the market).

Visited December 2013
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