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Catedral de Leon

Av Central, León, Nicaragua
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San Cristóbal, steaming León  Nicaragua
doorways in León León  Nicaragua
San Cristóbal, steaming León  Nicaragua

doorways in León

...a few of the colorful "portales" in the colonial city of León, Nicaragua...The streetscape may often be dusty in this lowland tropical city, (it rains only half the year here), but the doorways are almost always colorful. Behind many a crumbling façade, lush gardens with rocking chairs and hammocks await...

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about 4 years ago

San Cristóbal, steaming

After nearly three centuries of lying dormant, the San Cristóbal volcano in NW Nicaragua began waking up in the early 1970's. Since then, steam and ash periodically plume from its crater. At 5725ft/1745m, it's Nicaragua's tallest volcano. A good place from which to view the mountain is the roof of the Cathedral in León, twenty-some miles away. Climb up the steps in the north bell tower and maybe the volcano will treat you to a display...