Catedral de Leon
Calle Rubén Darìo, Av. Central Nte., León, Nicaragua
View from the cathedral roofFrom the roof of León's cathedral, (Central America's largest), you can contemplate the long line of active volcanoes on the horizon just beyond Nicaragua's second-largest city. Colonial churches, such as the 18th-c. Calvario in this scene, punctuate the low skyline. "On top of the world" in this tropical university-town might not be that high, but there's enough heat and history to give you plenty of perspective.