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…
Must see attractions in León
- IIglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
- IIglesia 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…
- IIglesia Zaragoza
For something completely different, swing by the ultra-Gothic 1884 Iglesia Zaragoza. There's an interesting mix of architectural styles here – it looks…
- RRuinas 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…
- MMausoleo 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,…
- IIglesia 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…
- CCasa Cultural de Subtiaba
Look for the faded mural at the headquarters for area indigenous communities and home to Museo Adiáct.
- CCapilla 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.
- IIglesia San Juan Bautista
This 17th-century neoclassical church was rebuilt more than once and boasts an impressive bell tower.
Pricey private school worth checking out for a look into León's university scene.
This university specializes in architecture and tourism-related degrees.
- PPuente Martín
Spans the river on the southern edge of downtown.
- PPuente Guadalupe
An 1850 bridge spanning Rio Chiquito.