Puente Guadalupe


An 1850 bridge spanning Rio Chiquito.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby León attractions

1. Ruinas San Sebastián


Built on a spiritually significant site for indigenous people, this 1742 church was wrecked during the Somoza's bombardment of León in 1979. You can still…

2. Museo de Leyendas y Tradiciones

0.12 MILES

León’s most entertaining and eclectic museum is housed in La XXI (the 21st Garrison), decorated with murals graphically depicting methods the Guardia…

3. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

0.24 MILES

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, built in 1743, is León's only church that's oriented north–south; it's historically connected to the city by the 1850 Puente…

5. Museo Histórico de la Revolución

0.32 MILES

León is the heart and soul of liberal Nicaragua. Stop into this museum for an overview of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries who stood up against the Somoza…

6. Catedral de León

0.33 MILES

Officially known as the Basílica de la Asunción, León’s cathedral is the largest in Central America, its expansive design famously (and perhaps…

7. Parque Rubén Darío

0.35 MILES

This quaint park has a statue of the poet master and busts of other, lesser Leónese poets, including Alfonso Cortés (1893–1969), Azarias H Pallais (1884…

8. Capilla San Juan de Dios

0.35 MILES

A Victorian-style chapel around the corner from Rubén Darío's one-time home, with a modernist, neoclassical exterior and appealing interior.