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“Beautiful, historic building”

Basilica Catedral de la Asuncion
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Leon City Tour
Ranked #2 of 46 things to do in Leon
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This building and its contents are absolutely spectacular. Depending on the day, you can (for an extra charge), buy tickets to go up on the roof and into the catacombs. The roof you do on your own; going down into the catacombs is a guided tour. This also serves as a great landmark for meeting up if travelling with groups.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I've been here before, but took the tour again because it really is a neat place to visit. The guide we had was awesome--super friendly, spoke Spanish & English (part of our group didn't know Spanish). Took pictures on top of the cathedral and of the surrounding areas--you can see so many volcanoes and the layout of the city.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

and who would have thought it would be in Nicaragua!!!! And it is not even there by mistake!!! It is a beautiful colonial cathedral!!! Love Ruben Dario's tomb next to the altar with the crying Lion, spectacular, touching!!!! Nicaragua's best had to be buried in Nicaragua's best Church!!! love the poet's tombs... The city of poets...

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

What a huge place, very interesting building with impressive decor. It is peaceful and cool inside so good to shade from hot sun and relax with a book, siesta or raditional prayer

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

The tour of the church and it's roof is a must. The view is superb and we were able to see the whole city and surrounding area from the top. Our bilingual guide explained the history of Leon, the church, the volcanoes, the architecture and art.

The tickets are only 2 dollars but finding the ticket office was difficult. The ticket office entrance is on the back wall of the church near the south-east corner. It is a small opening that I had to duck to get into. Although not the easiest to find, again the tour was worth it.

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