Museo de Arte Sacre
This is a huge tree where Adiáct, cacique (chief) of the Subtiava tribe during the Spanish conquest, was unceremoniously hanged so his...
Iglesia Parroquial de San Juan Bautista de Subtiava
The Subtiava neighborhood is centered at this church, located about 1km west of the León cathedral. It’s better known as ‘Catedral...
Museo Insurreccional Luís Manuel Toruño
This fine museum was relocated from León proper to this smaller Subtiava Sandinista stronghold. Also called El Buzón (The Mailbox), this...
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Museo de Arte Sacre information
Call ahead to make sure this intriguing museum is open. You’ve probably noticed this neighborhood’s churches are in some disrepair, a situation that inspired locals to preserve the region’s absolutely beautiful 16th- and 17th-century religious art right here, where it would be safe.
Art ranging from faithfully detailed wooden saints (including one of the first Virgins of Guadalupe) to more ostentatious examples of baroque overkill, including lots of gold and silver artifacts, have been packed into the original Casa Cultural de Subtiava, built in 1544.