The grocery store called 'La Vicky' doesn't stand here anymore, but locals still use it as a point of reference for navigating the town.
- LLa Vicky
- JJimmy Lever Beach
On the southern side of the island, this remote beach faces the open water, which has quite a few rocks. Scenic rather than idyllic.
- EEbenezer Baptist Church
This diminutive church with its singular tower was founded in the 1850s and is a local landmark on the north side of the island.
- PParque Las Palmas
A cute and shady little neighborhood park with the requisite benches, snack kiosks and even a laid-back bar in the middle.
- PParroquia de Santiago Apóstol
This elegant peach-colored colonial church fronts the leafy central park and is dedicated to the patron saint of Boaco.
- IIglesia Molagüina
The 1751 Iglesia Molagüina, in the center of town, is the plainest of Matagalpa's churches, but has nice gardens.
- SStar City
A former casino (now closed) and current landmark that locals use to give directions in the area.
- AAntiguo Hospital
The city's old hospital ruins are a landmark locals often use when giving directions.
Pricey private school worth checking out for a look into León's university scene.
A local reference point, the city hall sits across the park from the cathedral.
This university specializes in architecture and tourism-related degrees.
- CCasa del Obrero
A downtown landmark originally dedicated to the Nicaraguan worker.
- CCasino Pharaoh
A landmark locals use to give directions in the neighborhood.
- EEstatua al Soldado
The monument to Nicaraguan soldiers dates from 1909.
- PPuente Martín
Spans the river on the southern edge of downtown.
- PPuente Guadalupe
An 1850 bridge spanning Rio Chiquito.
- PParroquia San Francisco de Asís
A minor Bolonia landmark.