Art and Culture Mecca

There’s street art and murals, crumbling 300-year-old houses, an awe-inspiring cathedral, art galleries, a prison-turned-museum, and several old churches

An unpretentious city with stunning colonial streetscapes, León is among Nicaragua’s most culturally rich communities. Once the site of political uprisings, today’s León has a vibrant, artistic feel. There’s street art and murals, crumbling 300-year-old houses, an awe-inspiring cathedral (the burial place of Nicaragua’s famous literary son, Rubén Darío), art galleries, a prison-turned-museum, and several old churches—indeed more than 16. The city also boasts a cosmopolitan edge with a generous mix of restaurants and an active nightlife. Outside the city, the larger department of León borders the Pacific Ocean where visitors will find the Juan Venado Island Natural Reserve, a mangrove sanctuary with myriad birds, crocodiles, and other wildlife.

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For more information check out some of our Example Itineraries as well as our Blog / Newsletter and contact us on info@viaventure.com for bespoke itinerary designs.

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