Leon & Leon Viejo

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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 14 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
Hotel Flor De Sarta

Hotel Flor De Sarta

Hotel Flor De Sarta is an elegant, boutique hotel located in León, 500 metres from the city's historic cathedral. Free Wi-Fi access is available, as well as an outdoor pool. Average score from 422 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$70

 
$709.7
Hotel Mariposa

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

 
$479.2
Hotel Austria

Hotel Austria

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Austria offers accommodation in León. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$47

 
$479.0
Posada Fuente Castalia

Posada Fuente Castalia

Family owned and operated, Posada Fuente Castalia is located in León city centre. Free WiFi access is available. A breakfast featuring local dishes is provided daily. An airport transfer is available. Average score from 61 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$41

 
$418.9
Hotel Leon del Sol

Hotel Leon del Sol

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Leon del Sol offers accommodation in León. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a TV. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 61 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$40

$408.8
Guesthouse El Nancite

Guesthouse El Nancite

Guesthouse El Nancite offers pet-friendly accommodation in León. All rooms come with a TV with cable channels. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Guesthouse El Nancite features free WiFi . Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$45

 
$458.8
Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Convento

Featuring free WiFi in all areas, a restaurant and a year-round outdoor pool, Hotel El Convento is located 5 minutes’ walk from León Cathedral in the city centre. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a cable TV and rustic décor. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$72

 
$728.7
Hotel Azul

Hotel Azul

Located in central León, Nicaragua, Hotel Azul features a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant specialized in healthy meals and international cuisine. Free WiFi is available. The property is housed in a colonial building close to León's Cathedral. Average score from 261 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$58

 
$588.6
Hotel Real Leon

Hotel Real Leon

Featuring colonial décor and free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Real Leon offers accommodation just 5 minutes' walk from León city centre and 750 metres from the Old Gonzalez Theatre. Every room includes a cable TV and air conditioning. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$47

 
$478.4
Hotel San Juan de Leon

Hotel San Juan de Leon

Offering an outdoor pool, Hotel San Juan de Leon is located in central León, just 1 km from Instituto Politécnico La Salle. Free WiFi access is available in common areas. Cable TV is offered in every room at this hotel. Average score from 156 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$40

 
$408.3
Best Western Las Mercedes Leon

Best Western Las Mercedes Leon

Located in central Leon, Best Western las Mercedes is a hotel that offers free Wi-Fi throughout and private parking on site. The property has luggage storage and laundry services. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$50

 
$508.3
Hotel La Posada del Doctor

Hotel La Posada del Doctor

Offering a terrace and views of the garden, Hotel La Posada del Doctor is situated in León. Each room has a TV. Hotel La Posada del Doctor features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$40

 
$408.2
Hotel Doña Blanca

Hotel Doña Blanca

Hotel Posada Doña Blanca features gardens with lush tropical plants. Located in León an the city centre, the Cathedral, restaurants, and live entertainment are just 2 blocks away. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$38

 
$388.0
Hotel la Perla Leon

Hotel la Perla Leon

Hotel la Perla Leon offers neoclassical-style décor in the National Heritage city of Leon, 18 km from Nicaragua's Pacific Coast. The hotel has an outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$85

 
$858.0
Hotel Libano

Hotel Libano

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Libano offers pet-friendly accommodation in León. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$46

 
$467.9
Hotel Leon Viejo

Hotel Leon Viejo

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Leon Viejo offers accommodation in León. Private parking is available on site. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. You will find a shared lounge at the property. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$40

 
$407.8
Casona Colonial Guesthouse

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 14 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$44

$447.5

Highlighted Interests:

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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.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Volcanoes
Hiking and Trekking

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