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“Amazing!”

Ruins of Leon Viejo
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$56.50*
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Private Walking Tour of Leon Viejo Ruins
Ranked #10 of 43 things to do in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ruins of one of the oldest Spanish settlement in the New World.
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97 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The history was fascinating, although sad.

Visited February 2012
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Switzerland
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“not that interesting”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We expected more... go there for a walk but do not ask for a guide. Mombacho view is beautiful. Enjoy the visit to the hand-made brick "factory".

Visited August 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not the ruins to put on your list”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Old ruins but badly labeled and with average info. Not much to see, but if you are a history buff you may enjoy it more than we did

Visited February 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Wide open area Old City Leon”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Great layout and explanation of the old city and inhabitants

Visited February 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting city very hot...”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Must see if you visit this city, also dont forget to visit Leon Viejo, and La Catedral. I also visit a farmer market (mercado) and I exchange some dollars to cordova there...its normal to do this type of transaction with locals..tips: be very careful with locals who will approach you asking for you to change them a big $500.00 cordova bill to small cordovas bills it happens to me...the bill was fake...dont do it...also dont wear any expenses jewelry or watch...dont trust nobody with your stuff....bottle of water cost you 19 cents (less than a dollar) in cordovas but a plastic bag of same water cost you 3 cents.....smart to buy one time a bottle of water them plastic bag...also ice cream will be in a plastic bag...while buying souvenirs remember the price is negotiable....its ok to bargain...not that much to see in this city of Leon anyway...I stayed for 3 days and it was enough....the city is so hot that between 12noon and 5pm you wont see that many people walking...nicaraguans are use to woke up very early in the mornign as early as 5:30am....If traveling with a budget this city offers a few hostels...I tried to rent a car but it was very expense..I dont regret it...locals transportation: buses and taxi are very cheap....enjoy your trip as I did..planning on visiting for the 2nd time in four months (June 2012).

Visited March 2011
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