León Nicaragua

León, is a colonial university town, twinned with Oxford England. It is situated 56 miles NW of Managua, the Capital.

Like Granada, it has a variety of Colonial buildings & numerous historic churches. However, it has a more relaxed atmosphere. It appears to have less poverty, with an abundance of shops selling a variety of goods. Along with the Universities, there is also a large hospital.

There are many long term students here studying Spanish (& other studies) so it has a vibrant culture blend of visitors & locals.

Places to see include:

The Cathedral, Central Plaza
From the amazing inside to the three cellars or the roof.
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Various Churches
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Street Art depicting the Revolution
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The Museum of Revolution
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Architecture & Sights

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