Architectural Tour of León
Av Central, León, Nicaragua
Architectural Tour of LeónLeón is one of Nicaragua’s most popular destinations, thanks to its gorgeous architecture. Most of it isn’t original—León was leveled by an earthquake less than a century after its founding in 1524—but the rebuild is lovely (and old!) in its own right. Particularly noteworthy is the Catedral de la Asunción, a neoclassical beauty that was finished in the early 1800s. The city was also home to Rubén Darío, perhaps Nicaragua’s best-known man of letters; today, the poet's house is open to the public as a museum.