Leon & Leon Viejo

Leon & Leon Viejo, photo by H Dragon
Leon & Leon Viejo (photo by H Dragon)
 

León is located in northwestern Nicaragua, about 58 miles (95 km) northwest of Managua.

It is one of the oldest cities in Nicaragua, and has retained some of the best colonial architecture in Nicaragua. This includes León Cathedral the biggest cathedral in Central America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Ruins of Leon Viejo, located about 32 miles away, are a historically significant archeological area that are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

These are ruins of one of the oldest Spanish colonial settlements in the Americas (16th C). There is little left of the original city, but the basic architectural and urban elements remaining are important for understanding colonial social and economic structures of the time, unaltered by later development.

The entire region has volcanoes and diverse hiking opportunities.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Casa de Los Berrios

Casa de Los Berrios offers accommodation in León. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Casa de Los Berrios features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$18

 
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Hotel Mariposa

Offering an outdoor pool, Hotel Mariposa is located in the suburbs of León. It has free WiFi access, along with a shared lounge area and a library. The accommodation offers standards rooms with air conditioning or bungalows with thatched roofs. Average score from 198 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$47

 
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Hostal San Antonio

Hostal San Antonio offers accommodation in León. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units feature views of the garden or city. All rooms come with a private bathroom. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$8

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Casona Colonial Guesthouse

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Casona Colonial Guesthouse offers accommodation in León. The rooms come with a private bathroom. A TV is offered. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$44

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Blue Hat Hostel

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Blue Hat Hostel offers accommodation in León. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$18

 
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See all hotels in Leon & Leon Viejo.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Poco a Poco Hostel

Poco a Poco Hostel

Poco a Poco Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in León. The hostel has a barbecue and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. All rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Average score from 32 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$25

 
$259.7
Casa de Los Berrios

Casa de Los Berrios

Casa de Los Berrios offers accommodation in León. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Casa de Los Berrios features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$18

 
$189.4
Paz de Luna Bed & Breakfast

Paz de Luna Bed & Breakfast

Paz de Luna Bed & Breakfast offers accommodation 3 minutes’ walk from San Juan Square and 600 metres from Leon Cathedral. It also has free WiFi connection in all rooms and public areas. Average score from 148 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$30

 
$308.7
Hotel y Restaurante Charlies Bar BQ

Hotel y Restaurante Charlies Bar BQ

Hotel y Restaurante Charlies Bar BQ offers accommodation in León. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a TV. Average score from 101 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$31

$318.7
Casa Caballito

Casa Caballito

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Casa Caballito offers accommodation in León. Every room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and is fitted with a TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$30

$308.3
Ecolodge Rancho Los Alpes

Ecolodge Rancho Los Alpes

Including activities such as horseback riding, kayaking and hiking, Ecolodge Rancho Los Alpes, located a 10-minute away drive away from Leon, offers a continental breakfast, a tortilla making class and cow milking lessons. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$15

$158.2
Mi Rancho

Mi Rancho

Mi Rancho offers accommodation in León. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 73 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$15

$158.2
Hostal Casa Ivana

Hostal Casa Ivana

Hostal Casa Ivana is located in the heart of León, where you will find plenty of shops and restaurants. The historic centre featuring the Cathedral of Leon is ony 350 metres away. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 117 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$18

 
$188.2
Hostel Colibri

Hostel Colibri

Hostel Colibri offers accommodation in León. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Hostel Colibri features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$18

 
$188.1
Hostal Santiago de Los Caballeros

Hostal Santiago de Los Caballeros

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hostal Santiago de Los Caballeros offers accommodation in León. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The nearest airport is Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, 84 km from the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$35

 
$358.1
Malinche Leon

Malinche Leon

Malinche Leon is located in León, just 250 metres from the city’s historic cathedral. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features cosy décor and comes equipped with a small seating area, a fan and a private patio. Average score from 203 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$16

 
$168.0
Montecarlo Guest House

Montecarlo Guest House

Montecarlo Guest House offers accommodation in León. Rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Montecarlo Guest House features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$25

$258.0
Hotel El Sueño de Meme

Hotel El Sueño de Meme

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property and rustic-style décor, Hotel El Sueño de Meme is located just 10 minutes' walk from León Cathedral and the main square. Rubén Darío Museum is 500 metres from the property. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$15

 
$157.8
Blue Hat Hostel

Blue Hat Hostel

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Blue Hat Hostel offers accommodation in León. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$18

 
$187.8
Hostal Las Rosas

Hostal Las Rosas

Hostal Las Rosas is located a few metres from Guadalupe Park in León. This hostel offers a fully equipped communal kitchen and free WiFi access in public areas. Each functional room and shared dorm will provide you with a TV and a patio. Average score from 143 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$28

$287.8
Hotel Leo y Pinita

Hotel Leo y Pinita

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Leo y Pinita offers accommodation in León. The rooms are fitted with a TV. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 101 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$20

 
$207.7
Latina Hostal

Latina Hostal

Latina Hostal offers accommodation in León. The hostel has a terrace and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Providing free private parking, Latina Hostal also features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$20

 
$207.3

Highlights:

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Cultural
Churches

León Cathedral

This is the biggest cathedral in Central America. The cathedral is also the final resting place of Ruben Dario, as well as many other notable Nicaraguans. Climb the stairs up to the roof, where you can get a nice view of all of León's churches and the surrounding volcanoes. Or go into the cellars beneath the cathedral.
Combination
Archeological Sites
León Viejo is one of the oldest Spanish colonial settlements in the Americas. There is little left of the original city but what is left (the basic architectural and urban elements) are important for understanding the social and economic structures of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Volcanoes
Hiking and Trekking

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