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Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava

| Frente al Parque de Sutiaba, Leon, Nicaragua
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Nice

We stumbled upon this church by accident but were glad we did. It was certainly impressive... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
KayleeShepheard
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Batemans Bay, Australia
The History of Subtiaba People is what makes this church

Please be sure to tour the Subtiaba neighborhood. These are the indieginous of Nica. And the ones... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Patricia O
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Waukegan, Illinois
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good21%
  • Average26%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
22 May 2017
“The History of Subtiaba People is what makes this church”
24 May 2017
“Nice”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Frente al Parque de Sutiaba, Leon, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stumbled upon this church by accident but were glad we did. It was certainly impressive. Definitely try and check it out if you're in the area.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Please be sure to tour the Subtiaba neighborhood. These are the indieginous of Nica. And the ones who built the city of Leon on the blood and backs of their ancestors. As hot as it was outside, the church on the inside is nice an...More

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Pretty impressive for being made of wood and having survived so much history. Interior woodwork is carved and beautifully painted. Side altars are stunning examples of Latin american baroque style. Contrast this with the cathedral in Leon. It's a nice walk from Leon, a quick...More

Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I made the mistake of visiting this place by myself (solo female) and was verbally harassed by every man outside of the church. The church doubles as the local food kitchen for the city's many homeless, which is admirable, but can be quite uncomfortable if...More

Thank NYCskydive
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Couldn't see it when doors were open, but it was massive on the outside and still standing after a few hundred years.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This church's most important function is probably as an orientation point. It rarely opens (I think only for mass) and looks a little sad with the color peeling of. The "park" in front doesn't help much as it is even more hopeless. Before national day...More

Thank travelfrogg
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This looks okay form the outside. but could use a paint job and the landscaping in its nearby park tended to. It was not open, so I have no idea what it looks like inside.

Thank luke47
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Construction was started on this church in 1698 and completed in 1710. The interior has very large wooden beams and on there is a large pagan sun etched in the dome to placate the indigenous people who worship here.

1  Thank carne v
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