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Ruins of Leon Viejo

Puerto Momotombo, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 8860 5362
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Ruins of one of the oldest Spanish settlement in the New World.
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Puerto Momotombo, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 8860 5362
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the ruins of this once capital city reminds us of the power of nature and what an earthquake and distant volcano can do. Our guide made the history of the event in 1610 interesting and educational. We walked a good...More

Thank Takarehi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The site seems eerily quiet. My imagination always get a little carried away walking around architectural digs such as Leon Viejo. The level of energy that must have gone into building this abandoned city must have been impressive. The quietude today is broken by the...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Did not expect it to be so interesting. Beautiful setting near lake. Amazing history that is not so well known. Good guide is neede

Thank JFswe
Reviewed 19 March 2017

this was very interesting and has a great history. Plus you see the steaming volcano Momotombo in the background

Thank L_and_RBrisbane
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Oscar Reyes "Tours Nicaragua"($60) brought us 68km from our Managua hotel, La Posada del Arcangel. I am uncertain why we missed this site on our visit to Leon 4 years ago, with it's easier access. Our 90 minute trip followed the southwest coastline of Lake...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It's worth the trip! If you're up for doing something different and doing it independently you're in for a treat! Take a bus to La Paz Centro from the main bus terminal in Leon (around 18 cordobas per person, approximately 1 hour). Take it all...More

2  Thank MaryLou336
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The entry costs around US$5 and includes a guide, the tour of the ruins, and the tour of the 2 small museums (about 2h for my tour, and I was alone so I got a private tour). I thought the tour was interesting. It is...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a small collection of ruins protected by UNESCO. The old town of Leon (it has been rebuilt thus there is a 'new' Leon) was destroyed by earthquake. Do not think this will be reminiscent of Pompeii or you will be disenchanted. Also, do...More

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

These are ruins! You will see foundations of various structures the Spanish built before abandoning the city because seismic activity. The most interesting feature to me was a statue commemorating an atrocity committed by the Spanish. The park is well signed, with explanatory signs next...More

Thank jbrown859
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Partially unearthed foundations of an old Spanish community destroyed by and earthquake centuries ago. A UNESCO site only partially explored. Not a lot to see, but worth the visit if you are in the area.

Thank Garry H
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