Must see attractions in León

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    Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

    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…

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    Iglesia de San Nicolás de Laborío

    Felipe III of Spain ordered this graceful church to be built in 1618. If you take the street east to the Ruinas de la Ermita de San Sebastián, you're…

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    Iglesia Zaragoza

    For something completely different, swing by the ultra-Gothic 1884 Iglesia Zaragoza. There's an interesting mix of architectural styles here – it looks…

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    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…

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    Mausoleo de los Héroes y Mártires

    A monument to the local heroes, the eternal flame of the Mausoleum of Heroes & Martyrs rests within a small plaza just north of the Parque Central,…

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    Iglesia de San Felipe

    This 17th-century church occupies a whole block on the northern edge of downtown and was constructed to serve the spiritual needs of working-class…

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    Casa Cultural de Subtiaba

    Look for the faded mural at the headquarters for area indigenous communities and home to Museo Adiáct.

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    Capilla San Juan de Dios

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

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    Iglesia San Juan Bautista

    This 17th-century neoclassical church was rebuilt more than once and boasts an impressive bell tower.

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    Pricey private school worth checking out for a look into León's university scene.

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    This university specializes in architecture and tourism-related degrees.